Correlation of cerebrovascular symptoms and microembolic signals with the stratified gray-scale median analysis and color mapping of the carotid plaque.

@article{Sztajzel2006CorrelationOC,
  title={Correlation of cerebrovascular symptoms and microembolic signals with the stratified gray-scale median analysis and color mapping of the carotid plaque.},
  author={Roman Felix Sztajzel and Isabelle Momjian-Mayor and Mario Angelo Comelli and Shahan Momjian},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={824-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To determine whether a stratified gray-scale median (GSM) analysis of the carotid plaque combined with color mapping correlated better with the presence of neurological symptoms and microembolic signals (MES) than a whole plaque measurement. METHODS A total of 131 patients presenting 167 carotid stenoses between 30% and 99% were analyzed by ultrasound. Emboli detection was performed by transcranial Doppler. For each plaque, the GSM values at depth 0 mm (surface) and at… CONTINUE READING