Original Articles: CMEDoppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Function: Pitfalls and ArtifactsWachsberg, Ronald H. MDAuthor Information Chief of Ultrasound Section, Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Newark, NJ, and Professor of Radiology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. Received February 4, 2003, accepted February 27, 2003 Dr. Wachsberg has disclosed that he has no financial interest in, or relationships with commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. Reprints: Ronald H. Wachsberg, MD, Department of Radiology, University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, C-320, Newark, NJ 07103, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Ultrasound Quarterly: September 2003 - Volume 19 - Issue 3 - p 139-148 Buy Take the CME Test Abstract The current literature reflects controversy regarding the accuracy of Doppler ultrasound for the detection of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) malfunction. Experience has revealed many pitfalls and artifacts that can potentially interfere with the proper performance and interpretation of Doppler studies in patients with TIPS. In this article the author discusses and illustrates the spectrum of pitfalls that may be encountered during Doppler evaluation of TIPS function. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.