BACKGROUND Directed ultrasonic screening for carotid stenosis is cost-effective in populations with > 5% prevalence of the diagnosis. Occasionally, calcifications in the area of the carotid arteries are incidentally detected on odontological panoramic radiographs. We aimed to determine if directed screening for carotid stenosis with ultrasound is indicated… (More)
Front page: Panoramic radiograph illustrating striking bilateral carotid artery calcifications. Carotid ultrasound revealed a right sided carotid stenosis of 55% and a left sided nonstenotic atherosclerotic plaque.
BACKGROUND AND AIM Arterial calcification is often detected on ultrasound examination but its diagnostic accuracy is not well validated. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of carotid ultrasound B mode findings in detecting atherosclerotic calcification quantified by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS We analyzed 94 carotid… (More)