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CBR and SBACV publish Consensus on Duplex Scan (Color Doppler Ultrasound) for the Assessment of Chronic Venous Disease of the Lower Limbs

The Brazilian College of Radiology and Image Diagnosis (CBR) and the Brazilian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery and its São Paulo Regional Office have recently published this important document, whose objective is to elucidate, step by step, the performance of a venous color duplex scan, emphasizing anatomical and technical details and trying to contribute to the training of specialists, helping to perform and standardize the exam. “This is the first, we hope, of several other books addressing vascular Doppler ultrasound, resulting from the partnership between SBACV-SP and CBR. We are absolutely sure that this work will contribute a lot to the continuing education of our colleagues and residents of both specialties”, say the doctors and presidents of SBACV – Regional São Paulo, Marcelo Calil Burihan (2018-2019) Marcelo Fernando Matielo (2016 -2017). The Doctor. Alair Sarmet Santos, president of the CBR, reinforces that there is a growing demand to know which are the most appropriate criteria not only for indicating the request for exams, but also the best techniques for carrying them out. “We seek to standardize the way in which the findings identified in the examination should be described and a common language, which facilitates understanding between the requesting physicians and those performing these examinations. With this Consensus, our Specialty Societies involved propose to demonstrate that the union of competences and expertise can bring important subsidies for better care to patients with chronic venous disease of the lower limbs”, he adds. The document is freely available in PDF format on the CBR website. Click here and read it in full.