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Comment & Response
November 2015

Imaging Tests for Suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, Departments of Radiology and Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1874. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5589

In Reply Due to the lack of an optimal clinical prediction model for inpatients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT), we agree with Klok et al that compression ultrasonography or venous duplex ultrasonography should be performed if there is strong clinical suspicion for thromboembolism. As was wisely mentioned by Price and Minichiello,1 new clinical decision rules that take into account inpatients’ risk factors for suspected DVT are yet to be developed.

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