Ultrasound densitometric analysis of carotid plaque composition. Pathoanatomic correlation.

@article{Beletsky1996UltrasoundDA,
  title={Ultrasound densitometric analysis of carotid plaque composition. Pathoanatomic correlation.},
  author={V. Beletsky and Roger Everett Kelley and Marjorie Fowler and T J Phifer},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1996},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={2173-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The components of a carotid artery plaque might affect the risk of ipsilateral stroke. The accuracy of carotid duplex scan in assessing stroke risk reflects the experience of the scan reader. Thus, methods that can enhance ultrasonic evaluation of plaque morphology might allow a more objective means of determining carotid-mediated stroke risk. METHODS We performed densitometric analysis of B-mode images of carotid plaques in nine patients scheduled for carotid… CONTINUE READING