A new approach for the screening of carotid lesions: a 'fast-track' method with the use of new generation hand-held ultrasound devices.


OBJECTIVES We assessed the usefulness of fast-track neck sonography with a new-generation hand-held ultrasound scanner in the detection of > or =60% carotid stenosis. DESIGN Patients with a past history of atherosclerotic disease or presence of risk factors were enrolled. All had fast-track carotid screening with a hand-held ultrasound scanner. METHODS… (More)