Bill Johnson, Dunmore, PA
Dinah, you wrote;
In a message dated 8/11/00 1:39:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask]
<< We have strict QC procedures, QA data results of over 96% accuracy, and
are continuing this work in conjunction with multi-center research facilities
in an ongoing effort to validate the accuracy of our screens and the value of
our work. There is
growing support for what we do. Check on the work of George Lavenson, MD,
RVT, department of surgery, Visalia Hospital, Visalia, CA and the recent
work of Edward Bluth MD, chairman of the department of radiology at Ochsner
Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA. >>
I have a few questions about these statements.
Could you give further information on your QA work, how you correlate your
results, what studies you use for comparison and what percent stenosis you
consider positive, as well as an idea of the percentage of studies the
correlation is based upon out of total studies performed? I know the total
studies might be proprietary, but would like to know the percentage of
studies that are correlated.
Do your "strict QC procedures" include customer satisfaction surveys?
Could you provide the names of the "multi-center research facilities" you
And are you affiliated with George Lavenson, MD, RVT, or Edward Bluth, MD, in
any way, or just referring to their publications? If the latter, could you
This information would help me make an informed opinion.