What is the role of magnetic resonance venography (MRV) in the evaluation of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Magnetic resonance venography (MRV) is a noninvasive test that probably is more sensitive and more specific than ultrasonography (US) in the detection of deep venous thrombophlebitis; however, this is not readily available and is not practical at most institutions.


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