Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 6–16

Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

  • William F. BakerJr.
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12019-000-0044-3

Cite this article as:
Baker, W.F. Compr Ther (2000) 26: 6. doi:10.1007/s12019-000-0044-3


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.

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© Humana Press Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. BakerJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Health SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.Central California Heart InstituteBakersfield
  3. 3.Mercy-Memorial Medical AssociatesBakersfield