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is magnetic resonance venography without contrast as accurate as mrv w/ contrast? is mrv good accurate for distal clots?

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MRV advantages: "Contrast media-enhanced MRV, however, is more reproducible and less susceptible to artifacts." "...MRV to have both high sensitivity (range, 87.5%–94.5%; pooled sensitivity, 92%) and specificity (range, 92.6%–96.5%; pooled sensitivity, 95%)" http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=47686 Advantages: deep calf, abdominal, and pelvic vein imaging. can show source of compression ie. source.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2014

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