IAC Vascular Testing White Paper on Carotid Stenosis Interpretation Criteria
In the context of significant inconsistency related to the use of diagnostic criteria for internal carotid artery stenosis, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing (formerly ICAVL) issued a White Paper entitled “IAC Vascular Testing White Paper on Carotid Stenosis Interpretation Criteria”. It puts forward a recommendation that, in the absence of a rigorously, internally validated single set of diagnostic criteria, facilities should consider the use of one single set of standardized diagnostic criteria. The recommendations made within the White Paper aim to through more standardization of internal carotid artery stenosis diagnostic criteria enhance the accuracy, reproducibility, portability and value of duplex ultrasound for the diagnosis of carotid disease.
CIMT ASE Consensus Statement: Use of Carotid Ultrasound to Identify Subclinical Vascular Disease and Evaluate Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Consensus Statement from the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Task Force - Endorsed by the Society for Vascular Medicine
Vascular Medicine / Vascular Disease Patient Information Page - The Vascular Laboratory
AUGUST 2016 | Vascular laboratory procedures are common medical tests that can help diagnose and treat a variety of vascular conditions, including PAD, carotid artery plaque and narrowing, DVT, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and narrowing of the renal and mesenteric arteries. We recommend that when patients need a vascular test, they select a location that is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), which oversees vascular labs (www.intersocietal.org). Source: Vascular Medicine, 2016, Vol. 21(4) 396-399
Yonathan Litwok1, Michael Weinreich1 and Joe F Lau2 Read the article»