Quantification of carotid plaque elasticity and intraplaque neovascularization using contrast-enhanced ultrasound and image registration-based elastography.

@article{Zhang2015QuantificationOC,
  title={Quantification of carotid plaque elasticity and intraplaque neovascularization using contrast-enhanced ultrasound and image registration-based elastography.},
  author={Qi Zhang and Chaolun Li and Moli Zhou and Yu Hua Liao and Chunchun Huang and Jun Shi and Yuanyuan Wang and Wenping Wang},
  journal={Ultrasonics},
  year={2015},
  volume={62},
  pages={253-62}
}
It is valuable for evaluation of carotid plaque vulnerability to investigate the relation between intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) and plaque elasticity. The contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been used in IPN measurement, but it cannot assess plaque elasticity. The aim of this study was to develop an ultrasound elastography technique based on… CONTINUE READING