You can also find DVT's in the gastrocnemius veins which may be in close proximity to the saph-pop junction.
In our lab, we always scan below the knee including the small saph.
Dani Jeffer, BS, RVT
From: Patricia Rudibaugh
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Subject: Entire leg vs to knee venous
Sent: Oct 27, 2012 10:41 AM
The new supervisor of our Vascular Lab asked me why we scan the
entire leg in a Venous Duplex scan when evaluating for DVT when other
facilities in the area scan only to the knee and stop. The lab follows
ICAVL, SCU and our Medical Directors guidelines/protocols, however,
she is looking at the possible time saved and training spent. Any
explainations out there? I have never heard of scanning only to the
knee, but I am new to Vascular since 2009. Is there something I am
missing??? Thanks in advance for your explainations...
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