Upper and Lower Extremity Venous Duplex

This study is to determine if a venous thrombosis is present in the superficial and/or deep veins of the extremity and to define its extent and location. Also to determine the extent of lower extremity venous valvular incompetency.


  • Extremity swelling, tenderness or pain.
  • Neck swelling, tenderness or pain.
  • Palpable subcutaneous “cord” in the extremity.
  • Infusion difficulty with indwelling venous catheters.
  • Post operative – with reduced ambulation.
  • Chemotherapy – with complaint of extremity symptoms.
  • History of DVT – with complaint of extremity symptoms.
  • Removal or reduction in Anticoagulation therapy – with extremity symptoms.
  • Concern with pulmonary embolism.
  • Chronic leg ulcers or stasis color changes in the leg.
  • Varicose veins (preoperative scan).