Sheryl E. Goss
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of bilateral lower extremity venous exam orders. The study encompassed final reports of 216 bilateral lower extremity venous exams that took place in December 2021 from three separate medical facilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Appropriate Use Guidelines for Non-Invasive Vascular Studies were used to determine if the exams were ordered appropriately. The results were 159 duplex exams were ordered appropriately and 57 were not appropriate. The findings concluded that a majority of the bilateral lower extremity venous exams were ordered appropriately.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
appropriate use, clinical indications, venous, bilateral lower extremity venous, ultrasound, venous Doppler, deep vein thrombosis
Medicine and Health Sciences | Radiology
Horan, Kristina and Doyle, Breana, "Clinical Indication Appropriateness of Bilateral Lower Extremity Venous Exams" (2022). Student Research Poster Presentations 2022. 28.