US assessment of medial arterial calcification: a sensitive marker of diabetes-related microvascular and macrovascular complications.


PURPOSE To examine the sensitivity of ultrasonography (US) compared with conventional radiography in detection of lower limb (thigh) medial arterial calcification (MAC) in type 2 diabetic patients and evaluate its association with diabetes-related complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the local research ethics committee, and… (More)


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