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B-Mode Imaging to Measure Carotid Artery Wall Thickness and its Relationship with Some Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis

  • A. Poli
  • E. Tremoli
  • P. Werba
  • D. Baldassarre
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)

Abstract

In vivo imaging of the extracranial carotid arteries can be obtained using high resolution real-time echotomographic systems. This technique is noninvasive, and provides real-time information on both lumen and vessel wall characteristics.

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References

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    P. Pignoli, E. Tremoli, A. Poli, P.L. Greste, R. Paoletti, Intimal plus medial thickness of the arterial wall; a direct measurement with ultrasound imaging. Circulation 74:1399 (1986).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    A. Poli, A. Colombo, E. Tremoli, P. Pignoli, Spontaneous progression of a small carotid atheroma detected by echotomography, Lancet II: 559 (1985)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Poli
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Tremoli
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Werba
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Baldassarre
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmacological Sciences, E.G. Paoletti Center for Atherosclerosis ResearchUniversity of MilanItaly
  2. 2.Turati FoundationGavinana (PT)Italy

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