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Repeat duplex ultrasound scanning in suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): putting the onus back on the referring clinician


Duplex scanning is utilised by many departments in the investigation of suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). NICE Guideline CG144 recommended repeat scanning for patients in whom the initial Wells score was ‘likely’ in the presence of a raised D-Dimer, following a normal first scan. Following implementation of this recommendation in our department there…

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