Color dopplervelocimetry of orbital vessels: technique and normal vascular anatomy

Angélica Lemos Debs Diniz Antonio Fernandes Moron Maria Célia dos Santos Nelson Sass About the authors

Color dopplervelocimetry is an ultrasound modality that has rapidly expanded to all medical areas due to the large amount of information that can be obtained. Orbital color dopplervelocimetry has been used for the diagnosis of ophthalmic disorders and to study specific diseases such as preeclampsia. The aim of this study is to describe the normal anatomy of the orbit and the technical details of color dopplervelocimetry, since this is an accessible and reproducible technique. We believe that new applications for this technique will emerge and that it will be introduced in the daily practice of radiologists to improve the quality of diagnosis and follow-up of ocular and systemic diseases.

Dopplervelocimetry; Ophthalmic artery; Central retinal artery; Orbital vessels


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