NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 27, July 31, 1992


P.T. 34


  Cardiovascular Diseases 

  Ultrasonic Technology 

  Medical/Diagnostic Imaging 

  Data Management/Analysis+ 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) requires a

reading center to measure and interpret ultrasound images performed on

participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), an

epidemiological research study of the risk factors for the development

and progression of coronary heart disease and stroke in the elderly in

four U.S. communities.  The Ultrasound Reading Center will assist in

protocol development for the performance of B-scan and doppler

examinations of study participants, train CHS Field Center staff at

four sites, perform measurements and interpretations of 112 studies per

week (5,089 initial studies and 509 blind duplicates) in a standardized

and reproducible manner, and participate in analysis and publication of

data in collaboration with other study investigators and NHLBI staff.

The period of performance is anticipated to be July 1, 1993 through May

30, 2000.

This is an announcement for a Request for Proposals (RFP).  The RFP

will be issued on or about July 24, 1992, and proposals are due October

7, 1992.  One award is anticipated to be made during July 1993.  All

responsible sources may submit a proposal that will be considered by

the NHLBI.  Send a written request with three self-addressed mailing

labels and cite RFP NHLBI-HC-92-35.  Telephone requests will not be


Requests for copies of the RFP are to be sent to:

Patricia A. Smith, Contracting Officer

ECA Contracts Section

Contracts Operations Branch, DEA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Federal Building, Room 3C16

Bethesda, MD  20892


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