Peripheral arterial disease treatment planning using noninvasive and invasive imaging methods

Judit Csore, Madeline Drake, Trisha L. Roy

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With the growing prevalence and mortality of peripheral arterial disease, preoperative assessment, risk stratification, and determining the correct indication for endovascular and open surgical procedures are essential for therapeutic decision-making. The effectiveness of interventional procedures is significantly influenced by the plaque composition and calcification pattern. Therefore, the identification of patients for whom endovascular treatment is the most appropriate therapeutic solution often remains a challenge. The most commonly used imaging techniques have their own limitations and do not provide findings detailed enough for specific, personalized treatment planning. Using state-of-the-art noninvasive and invasive imaging modalities, it is now possible to obtain a view, not only of the complex vascular anatomy and plaque burden of the lower extremity arterial system, but also of complex plaque structures and various pathologic calcium distribution patterns. In the future, as these latest advancements in diagnostic methods become more widespread, we will be able to obtain more accurate views of the plaque structure and anatomic complexity to guide optimal treatment planning and device selection. We reviewed the implications of the most recent invasive and noninvasive lower extremity imaging techniques and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101263
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2023


  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Future perspectives
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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