ACCF/ACR/AIUM/ASE/IAC/SCAI/SCVS/SIR/SVM/SVS/SVU 2013 Appropriate use criteria for peripheral vascular ultrasound and physiological testing part II: Testing for venous disease and evaluation of hemodialysis access: A report of the American College of Cardiology foundation appropriate use criteria task force

Heather L. Gornik, Marie D. Gerhard-Herman, Sanjay Misra, Emile R. Mohler, R. Eugene Zierler

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The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), in partnership with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted a review of common clinical scenarios where noninvasive vascular testing (venous ultrasound and physiological testing) is frequently considered. The indications (clinical scenarios) were derived from common applications or anticipated uses, as well as from current clinical practice guidelines and results of studies examining the implementation of the original appropriate use criteria (AUC). The 116 indications in this document were developed by a diverse writing group and scored by a separate independent technical panel on a scale of 1 to 9, to designate appropriate use (A) (median 7 to 9), maybe appropriate use (M) (median 4 to 6), and rarely appropriate use (R) (median 1 to 3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-665
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 13 2013



  • ACCF Appropriate Use Criteria
  • imaging
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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