Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis

  • Andrew Nicolaides
  • Kirk W. Beach
  • Efthivoulos Kyriacou
  • Constantinos S. Pattichis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pathophysiology of Atherosclerotic Plaques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alkystis Phinikaridou, Ye Qiao, James A. Hamilton
      Pages 3-25
    3. Heather A. Hall, Hisham S. Bassiouny
      Pages 27-39
  3. Imaging Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Christos P. Loizou, Constantinos S. Pattichis
      Pages 97-120
    3. David E. Goertz, Martijn E. Frijlink, Nico de Jong, Antonius F. W. van der Steen
      Pages 137-152
    4. Joshua J. Rychak, Alexander L. Klibanov
      Pages 153-161
  4. Measurement and Image Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Filippo Molinari, Jasjit S. Suri
      Pages 177-192
    3. Maura Griffin, Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Stavros K. Kakkos, Kirk W. Beach, Andrew Nicolaides
      Pages 193-211
    4. Göran ML. Bergström, Ulrica Prahl, Peter Holdfeldt
      Pages 213-221
    5. Christodoulos I. Christodoulou, Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Marios S. Pattichis, Constantinos S. Pattichis
      Pages 223-245
    6. Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Christodoulos I. Christodoulou, Marios S. Pattichis, Constantinos S. Pattichis, Stavros K. Kakkos
      Pages 247-262
    7. Grace Parraga, Andrew A. House, Adam Krasinski, J. David Spence, Aaron Fenster
      Pages 263-277

About this book


Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent advancements in instrumentation, imaging techniques including the use of contrast enhancement agents, plaque image analysis and its automation, elastography and plaque motion analysis; also, the use of ultrasonic and other biomarkers in the detection of the high risk cardiovascular individual. Finally, it deals with the application of IVUS, TCD and carotid plaque characterization in clinical practice and in stroke risk stratification.

Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis is intended for all those working in the field of atherosclerosis, ultrasound imaging and cardiovascular risk, including the clinician, the vascular ultrasonographer, the epidemiologist, the molecular biologist, the biomedical engineer and the informatics scientist. Furthermore, this book bridges the gap between the researcher and the clinician, who is keen to incorporate the latest results of research to his daily practice.


Atherosclerosis Ultrasound cardiovascular vascular

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Nicolaides
    • 1
  • Kirk W. Beach
    • 2
  • Efthivoulos Kyriacou
    • 3
  • Constantinos S. Pattichis
    • 4
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Dept. SurgeryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  4. 4.Dept. Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-688-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-687-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-688-5
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