B-Mode Ultrasound Interrogation of Arteries

  • William M. McKinney
  • Gary J. Harpold
  • Titus C. EvansJr.


The development of atherosclerosis in the area of the carotid bifurcation results in arterial wall abnormalities that produce emboli and hemodynamic changes of turbulence, stenosis, and occlusion. A number of techniques have been reported in the literature to evaluate these changes by direct or indirect measurement. Clinical evaluation and correlative techniques have primarily depended upon validation by the “gold standard” of arteriography for a number of years. However, the introduction of B-mode ultrasound techniques has added a unique scientific standard for direct observation and measurement of wall characteristics, lumen diameter and dynamic pulsatile characteristics of wall motion.


Carotid Artery Internal Carotid Artery Internal Carotid Carotid Bifurcation Transverse Cross Section 
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  • William M. McKinney
  • Gary J. Harpold
  • Titus C. EvansJr.

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