Southern Association for Vascular Surgery| Volume 93, ISSUE 1, P54-56, January 1983

Improving predictive value of complementary tests in carotid artery disease

  • Morris D. Kerstein
    Reprint requests: Morris D. Kerstein, M.D., Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112.
    From the Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La., USA
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      In a prospective study the accuracy of B-mode ultrasound imaging alone was compared with its use in conjunction with bidirectional Doppler ultrasound, carotid phonoangiography, and oculoplethysmography to independently assess contrast arteriograms of carotid arteries studied for presumed extracranial vascular disease. The addition of B-mode real-time imaging improved the accuracy of diagnosis by nearly 10%.
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