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Can you tell me how accurate is portable ultrasound screenings of carotid arteries?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree
In brief: Very
As long as the portable ultrasound screening program is icavl accredited, the results will be 90%-98% accurate.
Ultrasounds are operator dependent, that is why it is important that the ultrasound lab follow standard protocols to optimize results. Icavl is an acronym for... Intersocietal commission for the accreditation of vascular laboratories.

In brief: Very
As long as the portable ultrasound screening program is icavl accredited, the results will be 90%-98% accurate.
Ultrasounds are operator dependent, that is why it is important that the ultrasound lab follow standard protocols to optimize results. Icavl is an acronym for... Intersocietal commission for the accreditation of vascular laboratories.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Charles Jost
Additionally, you should question whether this is a 'screening' or a full carotid ultrasound. Often patients arrive having had the 'screening' but we must perform the full test - and the patient feels confused and often annoyed about the duplication of expenses.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dependable
Most ultrasound screening programs are reliable.
This technology is dependent on the technician and the speciality of the lab. An accredited lab that has registered technologists should be reliable. In any event a confirmatory test such as a ct angiogram may be indicated if the results i the ultrasound are questionable.

In brief: Dependable
Most ultrasound screening programs are reliable.
This technology is dependent on the technician and the speciality of the lab. An accredited lab that has registered technologists should be reliable. In any event a confirmatory test such as a ct angiogram may be indicated if the results i the ultrasound are questionable.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Accurate
Good technology.

In brief: Accurate
Good technology.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. MARIE DELCAMBRE
It is good technology, but best when the technician and reading physician are skilled as well.
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