Clinical Ultrasound in Covid-19

2. Leg ultrasound for DVT

2.1. Guidance for DVT (non-Covid-19)

Reporting DVT examinations

Advice recommends that the term 'superficial femoral vein' is not used within the clinical report, to avoid confusion, as this is a deep vein. The conclusion should clearly state that a deep vein thrombosis is present, if  one is detected during the examination. https://www.sor.org/news/guidance-use-term-superficial-femoral-vein


Guidance on diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism: 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE] (2000) Venous thromboembolism: diagnosis and anticoagulation treatment. Visual summary. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng158/resources/visual-summary-pdf-8709091453

NICE (2000) Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing. NICE guideline [NG158]. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG158


Background information on venous-thromboembolisatim can be found on the e-learning for healthcare site (free to register for this module). https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/venous-thromboembolism/