Physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine use the latest technology and techniques to deliver definitive diagnoses for patients who may have venous thromboembolism (VTE) and/or related conditions. Our common diagnostic tools include:
- Duplex ultrasonography determines the speed of blood flow in the arteries and veins
- Dual-energy computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography is used to identify a pulmonary embolism
- Ventilation-perfusion scan measures breathing and circulation in the lungs
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is used to evaluate the effect of blood clots on the cardiopulmonary system
- Venography will use contrast dye in the veins of the legs or arms to show any blood clots or blockages
- Invasive pulmonary angiography will allow your physicians to identify blood clots in the lungs and determine the best treatment
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide a very detailed image of the blood vessels or heart
Get a Second Opinion
You can also make an appointment with our providers by:
– Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home
– Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists
– Filling out an online questionnaire (e-visit) to get a same-day diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.
To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.
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