Inferior vena cava ultrasound is a method of non-invasive examination of the inferior vena cava and its main branches using ultrasound waves and special sensors. Allows you to assess the diameter of the venous trunk, the lumen of the veins and the condition of the valves, gives an idea of the existing venous thrombi, which is important not only for diagnostic purposes, but also to determine the tactics and urgency of surgical treatment. The technique is used in the diagnosis of inflammatory processes in the walls of veins and valves, to detect blood clots and determine their exact localization. This method of diagnostic is required for patients with an installed cava filter to assess its condition.
Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."