B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging Characterization of Atherosclerosis
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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