Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
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- Baker, W.F. Compr Ther (2000) 26: 6. doi:10.1007/s12019-000-0044-3
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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.