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A New Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Method for Measurements of Longitudinal Length Alteration of the Arterial Wall–First in vivo trial

  • M. Cinthio
  • Å. R. Ahlgren
  • H.W. Persson
  • K. Lindström
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 29)

Abstract

We have recently shown that there is a previous unknown longitudinal movement present in the arterial wall. We aim now to investigate whether the longitudinal movement causes length alteration of the arterial wall. The objective of this paper was to describe a new non-invasive ultrasonic technique that measures the length alteration of arteries in human in-vivo. Results indicate that a significant length alteration is present in the common carotid artery.

Key words

Carotid artery Vascular mechanics Arterial wall movements Vascular ultrasound 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cinthio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Å. R. Ahlgren
    • 3
  • H.W. Persson
    • 1
  • K. Lindström
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical Measurements Lund Institute of TechnologyLund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.Dept. of Electronic Engineering Graduate School of EngineeringTohoku UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Dept. of Clinical Sciences Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine UnitMalmö University Hospital, Lund UniversityMalmöSweden

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