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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Rapid Summary

When to scan:

  • Anyone with a swollen, red leg
  • Works best as a rule-in test in moderate to high probability patients
  • To confirm a suspected pulmonary embolism
5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

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• Start with 1 artery : 1 vein
• Proximal saphenous take off to distal femoral vein bifurcation

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• Ensure deep popliteal vein and scan distal to trifurcation

When to scan:

  • Anyone with a swollen, red leg
  • Works best as a rule-in test in moderate to high probability patients
  • To confirm a suspected pulmonary embolism

Where you put the probe:

  • Start with 1 artery : 1 vein
  • Proximal saphenous take off to
  • Distal femoral vein bifurcation
os-DVT-femoral
  • Ensure deep popliteal vein and scan distal to trifurcation
os-DVT-popliteal

Findings