Yes - use the data from both right and left.  Even though the contralateral
side may be normal, that is still a valid correlation.  When using data from
both sides then you really only need 15 cases for correlation or just 5 a
year!  This makes it not too bad.

Ann Marie

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Subject: Carotid Correlations

If a patient is sent for a CTA due to unilateral high grade stenosis found
on duplex.  Do you include in correlation the contralateral side while
performing your Q/A or do you correlate the side with the high grade
stenosis only?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Chris Willis RVT
Vascular Laboratory
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone:  (207) 973-7471
Fax:  (207) 973-7450

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