The Echocolor Doppler in the Diagnosis of the Deep Vein Thrombosis

The deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs is an important cause of mortality and morbidity.

The clinically suspected DVT should always be confirmed by instrumental procedures: about 70% of patients with clinically suspected DVT are negative on instrumental investigations.

Echocolor Doppler is the standard test for diagnosing clinically suspected DVT.
Echocolor Doppler diagnosis of DVT is based on noncompressibility of the vein and color/pulsed Doppler provides further information by evaluating blood flow.

Two possible diagnostic strategies are possible:

  1. compression ultrasound (CUS): simple CUS (CUS of the proximal veins) and complete CUS (CUS of the proximal and distal veins)
  2. complete echocolor Doppler study (complete study of the inferior vena cava, iliac veins, and lower limbs veins, with morphologic and functional assessment).

In this lesson will be presented theCUS and complete ecocolor Doppler role in the diagnosis of acute DVTand follow-up.

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