Originally presented on December 15, 2021
Presenter: Manal Abdelhady, RVT RDMS RMSKS
Target Audience: Vascular technologists, sonographers, students, physicians and radiologists
This presentation explores the spectrum of non-vascular incidental findings encountered during the performance of upper extremity venous Doppler studies. The causes include diffuse abnormalities such as edema, and localized abnormalities like masses, with lymph nodes being the most common. Other masses include epidermoid sebaceous cysts, ganglion cysts, and lipomas.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be prepared to:
- Differentiate between diffuse and localized abnormalities seen during upper extremity venous Doppler studies.
- Differentiate between solid and cystic non-vascular masses and their common causes seen while performing upper extremity venous Doppler ultrasound
- Differentiate between reactive and infiltrative lymphadenopathy.
- Recognize panic finding so they can be communicated to radiologists in a timely manner.