Subject: Re: Carotid Criteria
Author: [log in to unmask] at Internet
Date: 1/19/96 5:10 AM
Dear Brian and fellow flownetters,
This scheme reminds me of a local radiologist who writes in his reports that
the "ICA has a 43% stenosis while the common carotid has a 67% stenosis".
Whew, I must be slipping but I can't massage my QA enough to get either of
these methods to work for me.
Like someone said "Show me"
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This reminds me of the worried surgeon that came up to me at a meeting asking
for advice because his competition reported out stenoses as "62.72% (yes folks,
to the hundreth of a percent - I saw the report he had) and it makes us look bad
as we give the range of 50-79%" Bottom line - it matters less what criteria you
use and more that you have the internal validation to support it. Bill / Fl