A patient presents with sudden right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain. You perform three separate color Doppler images of the portal vein, each with different color Doppler scale settings. Which is the appropriate imaging study for an accurate diagnosis?
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PATIENT CLINICAL HISTORY
A patient presents with sudden right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain. You perform three separate color Doppler images (Figures A-C) of the portal vein, each with different color Doppler scale settings.
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