Pediatric applications of abdominal vascular Doppler: Part II

Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Oct;34(10):772-86. doi: 10.1007/s00247-004-1227-3. Epub 2004 Aug 5.


Ultrasound is a remarkably powerful and versatile modality for pediatric imaging, without requiring exposure to radiation or sedatives. By providing information on blood flow, Doppler sonography can reveal details about normal physiology and disease processes not discernable from gray-scale anatomic images alone. In part I, the basics of hemodynamics and effects on the Doppler waveform were discussed, along with clinical applications in hepatic disease. In part II, the application of Doppler in renal disease and in conditions affecting the deep abdominal vessels are discussed. The role of ultrasound contrast agents in pediatric Doppler imaging is briefly reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Cavity / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adolescent
  • Blood Vessels / diagnostic imaging*
  • Blood Vessels / physiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Contrast Media
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney / blood supply
  • Kidney / diagnostic imaging*
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Kidney Diseases / physiopathology
  • Kidney Transplantation / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods*


  • Contrast Media