Ultrasound Imaging of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Arteries of Animals: Validity and Reproducibility
The study of atherogenesis and the time course of atherosclerosis progression in animal models is a research area which has led to significant advances in knowledge about the human atherosclerotic process. Ultrasound B-scan imaging is one of the few noninvasive procedures which may be used to quantitatively assess the presence and severity of arterial lesions. Its advantages, which include ease of application, low cost, and repeated use without adverse consequences, make ultrasound imaging a preferred modality.
KeywordsLumen Diameter Gain Setting Flow Divider Leave Anterior Oblique Extracranial Carotid Artery
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