WEBSITES : VASCULAR IMAGING |
Useful Sites on Vascular Imaging
1. Society of Interventional Radiology
has a variety of sections focusing on imaging Vascular entities like Angio
clubs, Legs For Life, uterine fibroid embolisation. Besides a separate section
on podcasts of medical lectures is also available. A set of clinical practice
guidelines of the Society of Interventional Radiology, focusing largely on vascular
techniques in Radiology is available at http://www.sirweb.org/clinical/clinicalIntro.shtml.
Few of the guidelines cover "training, competency, and credentialing
standards for Diagnostic Cervicocerebral Angiography, Carotid Stenting, and Cerebrovascular
Intervention", Angioplasty Standard of Practice, Percutaneous Transcatheter
Embolization, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair with Endovascular Stent Grafts,
"Guidelines for Angiography, Angioplasty, and Stent Placement in the Diagnosis
and Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis in Adults", "Performance of Cervical
Carotid Angioplasty and Stent Placement"
2. The Society
for Vascular Ultrasound at http://www.svunet.org/
is essentially a "website representing vascular technologists, vascular surgeons,
vascular lab managers, nurses, and other allied medical ultrasound professionals".
The society deals with the "advancement of noninvasive vascular technology used
in the diagnosis of vascular disease, through education programs, publications,
and certification". Absorbing sections include Professional Performance Guidelines,
Newsletter, What's New, and links to Journal for Vascular Ultrasound. The section
on Professional Performance Guidelines is offered at http://www.svunet.org/about/positions/index.htm
The Vascular Disease Foundation at http://www.vdf.org
is "source of information for peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic
aneurysm, carotid disease, venous disease and more". As of moment, current topics
deal with Deep Vein Thrombosis, Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI), Abdominal Aortic
Aneurysm, Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Besides this
educative sections on Links, Resources, Disease Information, Clinical Trials are
4. VascularWeb at http://www.vascularweb.org
is offered by the Society for Vascular Surgery, which focuses on advancing
"excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research
and public awareness." Interesting sections are available on Medical News, Current
Articles, Abstracts from SVS and Affiliated Societies, Images and Cases, FDA Announcements,
Lifeline Registry, Clinical Trials and Clinical Guidelines.
Venous Forum at http://www.venous-info.com
is "an international consortium of venous and lymphatic specialists dedicated
to improving patient care through education and information exchange". The webportal
offers educational material like New Perspectives on DVT, Varicose Veins, Treatment
Choices. A section on Case of the Month is available too. Also, Vein at http://www.vein.co.uk
is a site constructed by Mr Barrie Price MD MS FRCS, Consultant, Vascular Surgeon.
The site offers basic educative material on "Varicose veins, thread veins, venous
ulcers, DVT" with their treatments.
6. Hemangiomas and Vascular anomalies
is an educative webpage authored by Dr. Orhan Konez. There are separate sections
on MRI , Case Studies, CTA appearances, Disease entities like Infantile
Hemangioma, Arteriovenous Malformation, Capillary Malformation, Klippel-Trenaunay
Syndrome etc. Also available in pdf format are a series of educative material
on "Diagnostic Workup for Suspected Vascular Birthmarks, Pathogenesis of hemangioma"
VEITH Symposium at http://www.veithsymposium.org
is a forum for vascular surgeons and other vascular specialists that offers
updated and latest information on new and important issues in the treatment of
vascular disease. Every year, a program schedule features over 100 "rapid-fire
presentations" in many sessions over a four day period. An archived set of educative
material (of abstracts and multimedia presentations) on past symposium from 2001-2005
is available at http://www.veithsymposium.org/prgm/prgm_set.html
3D Vascular Atlas with Volume Rendering is available at http://www.ctisus.org/angioatlas/atlasindex.html
, auhtored by Frank Corl, Melissa Garland, Brian Kuszyk, and Elliot Fishman. The
educative material has separate sections on Syllabus, Lectures, Related Protocols,
Selected Readings and Case Studies of Head and Neck, Thoracic and Abdominal Syllabus,
Lectures, Related Protocols, Selected Readings and Case Studies of Head and Neck,
Thoracic and Abdominal regions.
9. The Internet Stroke Center at
is a "non-profit, educational service of the Stroke Center" based at Washington
University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Louis. A Stroke Trials Directory featuring "a registry (database) of clinical
trials testing therapeutic interventions for stroke and cerebrovascular disease"
is available at http://www.strokecenter.org/trials/InterventionDetail.aspx?tid=8
. Available here is an exhaustive list of trials with popular abbreviations like
ACAS, CASANOVA, CREST, ECST, NASCET, SAPPHIRE etc.
10. An Online
Neurovasculature Web-Atlas Resource, sourced from David Geffen School of Medicine
at UCLA is available at
http://www.radnet.ucla.edu/sections/DINR/index.htm . The material is divided
into the following sections : Anatomy and Neuroimaging of the Brain, Vessels of
the Brain, and Quiz Sections. A detailed appendix is available at http://www.radnet.ucla.edu/sections/DINR/appendix.htm.
An online book titled Angiologia E Cirurgia Vascular: Guia Ilustrado, authored
by Guilherme Benjamin Brandão Pitta and written in Portuguese is available at
A useful set of Vascular Links are available
from Society for Vascular Ultrasound at http://www.svunet.org/links/
, Maurizio Rodio links at http://www.rodiovascular.com/links.htm
, Vascular Disease Foundation at http://www.vdf.org/links.php
, Veith Symposium at http://www.veithsymposium.org/links/links_set.html
, Dr Cavezzi Links http://www.cavezzi.it/linken.htm,
and Sicklehut Medical Links at http://www.sicklehut.com/vascularsurg/index.asp
. A series of vascular conditions that is comprehensively covered is offered at
Few portals from Europe, focusing on vascular entities comprises
the following : Angionet at http://www.angionet.org,
Angioweb at http://www.angioweb.fr,
Asociazione Italiana Specialisti Angiologi at http://www.aisa.it/,
CEVF, Central European Vascular Forum at http://www.sameint.it/vascular/italiano/society.htm#CentralEuropeanVascularForum
, College Francaise de Pathologie Vasculaire at http://www-sante.ujf-grenoble.fr/SANTE/cfpv/cfpv.html,
Dutch Endovascular Society at
http://www.endovascular.nl/, European Society of Vascular and Endovascular
Surgery at http://www.esvs.org
and Italian Society of Vascular Medicine and Angiology at
Dr IK Indrajit MD DNB
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