I have recently been made aware of a company that is offering vascular
screening tests to the general public. These tests include carotid,
abdominal aorta, and ABI screenings for $35 each or all three for $95.
Each test takes 10 min. and is performed by "RDMS/RVT registered or
registry eligible" sonographers. "A Board Certified Physician confirms
all screening results." They also offer an osteoporosis screening test
for $35 which takes 5 min. On the ad that was received by my coworker
in his mail, there also is a testimonial from a patient stating that the
screening "had revealed an ulceration that could have given me a
This company is called Life Line Screening and their web site is
I am posting this to the flow net to evoke discussion in what appears,
in my opinion, to be a worrisome practice.