The value of Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis

@article{Shanik1977TheVO,
  title={The value of Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis},
  author={D. G. Shanik and D. P. MacErlean and T. V. Keaveny},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={146},
  pages={97-99}
}
SummaryFIFTY-THREE limbs of 50 patients with clinical signs suggestive of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) were examined by phlebography and Doppler ultrasound. With phlebography as a standard, clinical accuracy was 53 per cent compared to 91 per cent using the Doppler technique. DVT was confirmed in 28 phlebograms and was confined to the calf in seven. Diagnosis was made using ultrasound in 95 per cent of those limbs with thrombus located in the popliteal or more proximal deep veins and in 57 per… CONTINUE READING