Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Veins

Ulrike Maria Hamper, M. Robert DeJong, Leslie M. Scoutt

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Abstract

Over the past 2 decades venous ultrasonography has become the standard primary imaging technique for the initial evaluation of patients for whom there is clinical suspicion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremity veins. This article addresses the role of duplex ultrasonography and color Doppler ultrasonography in today's clinical practice for the evaluation of patients suspected of harboring a thrombus in their lower extremity veins. It reviews the clinical presentation and differential diagnoses, technique, and diagnostic criteria for acute and chronic DVT. In addition, it addresses the sonographic evaluation of venous insufficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-216
Number of pages24
JournalUltrasound Clinics
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

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Lower Extremity
Veins
Venous Thrombosis
Ultrasonography
Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Venous Insufficiency
Thrombosis
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Sonographic anatomy
  • Venous insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Veins. / Hamper, Ulrike Maria; DeJong, M. Robert; Scoutt, Leslie M.

In: Ultrasound Clinics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 04.2009, p. 193-216.

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Hamper, Ulrike Maria ; DeJong, M. Robert ; Scoutt, Leslie M. / Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Veins. In: Ultrasound Clinics. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 193-216.
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