Chris,

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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Chris
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:51 AM
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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.
 
Thanks
 
Chris Willis RVT
Coordinator
Vascular Laboratory
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone:  (207) 973-7471
Fax:  (207) 973-7450

 
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