Choosing Wisely:

Don’t reimage deep vein thrombosis in the absence of a clinical change.

Rationale and Comments: Repeat ultrasound images to evaluate “response” of venous clot to therapy does not alter treatment.
Sponsoring Organizations:
  • Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Sources:
  • American College of Chest Physicians guidelines
  • Disciplines:
  • Hematologic
  • References: • Bates SM, et al. Diagnosis of DVT antithrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis, 9th ed. American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2012;141(2 suppl):e351S-418S.

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