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There is a screening for the local assisted living place to have their arteries dopplered, is this legit?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nope
There are groups that offer mass screenings at churches, schools, etc.
Supposedly, they'll ultrasound any combination of carotid artery, thyroid gland, abdomen, abdominal aorta, heel & peripheral arteries. From family doc's perspective, this is a nightmare b/c quality of studies is poor. Worse, local radiologists have no film or data to review. So we have to order a real ultrasound to prove u r ok.

In brief: Nope
There are groups that offer mass screenings at churches, schools, etc.
Supposedly, they'll ultrasound any combination of carotid artery, thyroid gland, abdomen, abdominal aorta, heel & peripheral arteries. From family doc's perspective, this is a nightmare b/c quality of studies is poor. Worse, local radiologists have no film or data to review. So we have to order a real ultrasound to prove u r ok.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Make sure they are licensed. Can spot problems early.

In brief: Yes
Make sure they are licensed. Can spot problems early.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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