Ultrasound color Doppler measures neovascularization in Achilles tendinopathy: review

Huiyu Zhou*, Chaoyi Chen, Yan Zhang*, Chris Ugbolue

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose: Color Doppler ultrasonography (CD) has been used to employ in Achilles tendinopathy, there is a need to measure neovascularization in Achilles tendinopathy to reach a consensus for CD application. The object of this systematic retrospect is to summarize the literature regarding whether is a relationship between the neovascularization and Achilles tendinopathy by CD detecting. 
Method: The databases search of PubMed, Scopus, and Embase extracted 543 articles for title and abstract review. After deleting duplicate papers and evaluating which one meets the inclusion criteria, a total of 8 articles were selected. 
Results and conclusion: Differentiate a physiological and pathological color Doppler flow in Achilles tendon is important to further clinically diagnose, since neovascularization in tissue structure can be influenced by variation reasons. The standardized tenoangiography protocol be supposed to develop when assessment asymptomatic or symptomatic tendons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2048-2053
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • neovascularization
  • ultrasound
  • untrasound color Doppler


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