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Venous Duplex Scan for DVT

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is a serious condition in which clots form in deep veins. The clots may then travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, and potentially death. DVT most frequently occurs in the veins of the thigh and lower leg. A Venous Duplex Scan is an ultrasound test that shows clots in veins.

In this examination, gel is applied to the skin of the leg. A transducer (a handheld device) is then used to scan the veins. The transducer sends high-frequency sound waves into the leg, and the reflections form images of the blood vessels. The presence of DVT can then be identified. This information is used to determine appropriate treatment.




DVT (clot) identified by Duplex Scan




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