Ultrasound eliminates unnecessary arteriograms when working up patients with suspected stroke

July 1996
Modern Medicine;Jul96, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p22
Reports that Doppler ultrasound is a cost-effective way to determine which patients with stroke symptoms need arteriogram of the carotid artery according to a study made by Colin Derdeyn and colleagues presented at the 1996 annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in San Diego, California.


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