Reproducibility of in vivo carotid intima-media thickness measurements: a review.

  title={Reproducibility of in vivo carotid intima-media thickness measurements: a review.},
  author={Sandra Kanters and Ale Algra and Maarten S. van Leeuwen and Jan Dirk Banga},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND The early phase of atherosclerosis can be studied by two-dimensional B-mode ultrasonography. Measurements of the combined thickness of the carotid intima and media arc currently used as intermediate outcome in clinical trials. Comparison of results between studies is difficult because of the different methods of image acquisition and analysis used. We review these methods and the reported reproducibility of intima-media thickness (IMT) measurements. SUMMARY OF REVIEW Articles were… CONTINUE READING

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