Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of April 5, 2021

Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is there a difference between the peripheral segment start and end points if the patient has an AV -Shunt in the arm or the leg?

Answer:

In the upper extremity, the peripheral dialysis segment extends through the axillary vein (or entire cephalic vein in the case of cephalic venous outflow). In the lower extremity, the peripheral dialysis segment extends through the common femoral vein. The peripheral dialysis segment includes the historic (peri – anastomotic region).