DVT

Indications

    • A clinical suspicion for DVT or PE

Clinical Questions

    • Is there evidence of a DVT?
      • Incomplete compression at any site should be considered a positive scan. Indeterminate exams require a formal duplex study.

Documentation

[***R/L] Lower Extremity 2-point Compression Ultrasound performed by me:
Indication: Leg swelling, leg pain
Interpretation: There is no evidence of DVT.
Images archived in medical record

Recommended Reading

    • Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol 1 & Vol 2
      • Chapter 27: DVT

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