Office Practice Assessment of Carotid Atherosclerosis Using Handheld Ultrasound (OPACA) Study
The purposes of this study are to determine:
- Inter-site variability in CIMT image measurement using SonoCalcTM.
- If non-sonographer health care professionals working in an office practice setting can be trained to follow a carotid scanning protocol that permits (a) accurate measurement of CIMT and (b) determination of plaque presence.
- If (a) CIMT measurements and (b) determination of plaque presence by non-sonographer health care professionals are bioequivalent to those made by a core laboratory.
- If CIMT measurements and plaque assessment performed in office practices lead to meaningful changes in patient and physician behavior related to cardiovascular disease prevention.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Office Practice Assessment of Carotid Atherosclerosis Using Handheld Ultrasound (OPACA) Study|
- Bioequivalency of carotid IMT measurements.
- Variability in carotid IMT measurements
- Intention to behavior change in patients
- Effects of carotid IMT on physician management
|Study Start Date:||April 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2007|
Type (observational vs. interventional)
Currently recruiting or not?
Randomized? (or not)
No Blinded? (single, double, or open)
Bioequivalency of carotid IMT measurements.
Variability in carotid IMT measurements Intention to behavior change in patients Effects of carotid IMT on physician management
Type of Intervention (e.g., drug; device; behavioral)
Name of Intervention
Handheld ultrasound measurement of carotid IMT
|United States, Wisconsin|
|University of Wisconsin|
|Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792|
|Principal Investigator:||James Stein, MD||University of Wisconsin, Madison|