Radionuclide venography as an outpatient screening test for deep venous thrombosis

Ruth E. Uphold, Robert Knopp, Paulo A.L. dos Santos

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This study evaluated the use of radionuclide venography (RNV) as a screening test for patients with signs and symptoms of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Seventy patients underwent RNV; 27 of the 70 patients also had contrast venography. The incidence of DVT was 19% (13 of 70). RNV had an observed sensitivity of 93% and an observed specificity of 100%. Follow-up at one month revealed no evidence of thromboembolic disease in patients with a negative scan. RNV is an accurate, practical screening test for DVT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1980

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  • deep venous thrombosis
  • radionuclide venography
  • screening
  • screening tests
  • venous thrombosis


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