Venous Ultrasound

Venous ultrasound has become the primary noninvasive diagnostic test for DVTs (Furlan & Fehlings 2007). Furlan and Fehlings (2007) note that ultrasound is well recognized as an important tool in the initial workup of clinically suspected DVT; however, concern exists for ultrasound as a screening tool for asymptomatic DVTs because of relatively low sensitivities in other populations.