, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 6-16

Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

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Abstract

Traditional approaches to diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are primarily based on the results of compression ultrasonography and the ventilation/perfusion lung scan (V/Q). Spiral computed tomographic imaging may replace the V/Q scan, and the D-Dimer assay may guide evaluation.