A 28-year-old male asked:
should ultrasound below knee be performed lying down or standing? lying down would seem odd because the technician can miss one side, esp. the ssv.
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Leander Po answered
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Impt veins assessed: Beyond the awkwardness of a technician trying to assess a standing patient, the clinically meaningful blood flow through the veins are adequately assessed by a technician practising excellent technique when the patient is lying down.
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
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