Imaging of Carotid Artery Stenosis

  • Bernhard J. Schaller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. J. Schaller
      Pages 3-4
  3. Imaging Examination Techniques of Carotid Artery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. M. P. Dunphy, H. W. Strauss
      Pages 7-18
    3. M. Berg, R. Vanninen, H. Manninen
      Pages 49-68
    4. C. P. Derdeyn
      Pages 85-102
  4. Specific Pathologic Problems in Carotid Artery Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. S. P. S. Howarth, J. U. King-Im, J. H. Gillard
      Pages 105-123
    3. C. Chaves, G. Lee
      Pages 125-145
  5. From Imaging to Therapy in Carotid Artery Stenosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
  6. Therapy and Carotid Artery Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. H. J. N. Streefkerk, C. A. F. Tulleken, J. Hendrikse, C. J. M. Klijn
      Pages 225-238

About this book

Introduction

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and carotid atherosclerosis is the leading cause of embolic stroke. In recent years, the need for a more detailed analysis of atherosclerotic plaques has been stressed. Information beyond the degree of narrowing of the vessel lumen seems to be desirable and there is considerable demand for diagnostic procedures that specifically identify rupture-prone, vulnerable plaques as the most frequent cause of sudden ischemic events.

This atlas is an up-to-date reference work on imaging in carotid artery stenosis written by internationally renewed experts. The authors take the reader step by step through illustrated descriptions of state-of-the-art imaging techniques that they have helped to develop, and demonstrate that these techniques are crucial in the management of patients. This book covers all facets of imaging in carotid artery stenosis and gives an outlook to future aspects. The "take-home-messages" at the end of each chapter are a quick help in daily practice.

Keywords

Examination techniques Non-surgical point of view Pathologic problems Sonographic evaluation Surgical point of view Therapy computed tomography (CT)

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard J. Schaller
    • 1
  1. 1.Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-32509-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-32332-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-32509-4
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