IMT measurements are used for screening or research. You should not expect to be using IMT measurements as a diagnostic tool and therfore, you will not find diagnostic criteria or absolute numbers. IMT measurements are not one single measurement, but, multiple measurements taken at multiple sites, sometimes in multiple planes and as a series over time to determine IMT increase or decrease. This facilitates medical or drug therapy plans to alter CV risk factors.
Please refer to your local medicare policies for reimbursement. Last I heard these studies were not reimburseable.
Connie McCoy, RVT
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