B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging Characterization of Atherosclerosis

  • M. Mercuri
  • M. G. Bond
  • H. L. Strickland
  • W. J. Bo
  • C. P. Purvis
  • V. Challa
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)


At present, prevention of atherosclerosis, or the effective inhibition of the lesion progression, remains a primary medical research objective (1). In the past 50 years efforts have been made to study and understand the atherosclerotic process, and have resulted in several achievements in basic sciences, epidemiology and medical management of the disease. Using experimental and animal models, specific therapies have been developed and tested and offer promising perspectives. However, it would be of great help to detect the morphological characteristics of atherosclerosis non-invasively and during plaque evolution in human arteries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mercuri
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. G. Bond
    • 1
  • H. L. Strickland
    • 1
  • W. J. Bo
    • 1
  • C. P. Purvis
    • 1
  • V. Challa
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Vascular Ultrasound Research, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Stroke Research CenterBowman Gray School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, and Stroke Research CenterBowman Gray School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  3. 3.II Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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