What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of antithrombin III (ATIII) deficiency?

Updated: Feb 10, 2018
  • Author: James L Harper, MD; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Imaging studies that can be used in the evaluation of antithrombin III deficiency include the following:

  • Echocardiography: This should be performed in all patients with antithrombin III deficiency, especially if they have evidence of arterial thrombus
  • Doppler ultrasonography: Doppler ultrasonography of the affected extremity with compression should be performed at diagnosis and then used in follow-up to determine resolution of an acute thrombus
  • Ventilation-perfusion scanning: Pulmonary thrombosis can be imaged with this modality

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