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Relations of intimal-medial thickness among sites within the carotid artery as evaluated by B-mode ultrasound.
The diameter of the brachial artery was measured with B-mode ultrasound images (Acuson Computer Sonography 128xP/10C, USA).
A standardized B-mode ultrasound examination (17) was performed to identify the mean intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery in predefined 10-mm segments of the near and far walls located between 10 and 20 mm proximal to the flow divider tip of the carotid bifurcation, on the left and right sides of the neck.
The addition of ShearWave Elastography features, such as maximum elasticity (stiffness) or heterogeneity (uniformity) of a lesion, to B-mode ultrasound, would permit an improvement in the BI-RADS([R])classification accuracy, (standardization tool for breast lesion classification from the American College of Radiology) improving breast diagnosis.
They also underwent computed tomography of the chest to assess coronary artery calcium (CAC); B-mode ultrasound to evaluate the intimal medial thickness of the internal carotid artery (ICA IMT) and of the common carotid artery (CCA IMT); and magnetic resonance imaging to determine the left ventricular (LV) mass, the authors reported.
used sonomyography (SMG) with B-mode ultrasound images to describe real-time muscle thickness changes during contraction [41].
METEOR used B-mode ultrasound imaging to assess and measure change in mean maximum IMT of 12 vessel sites in the carotid artery.
Stein reported on 81 consecutive asymptomatic patients with cardiovascular risk factors but without known vascular disease who were referred by their primary care physicians to the University of Wisconsin for B-mode ultrasound determination of their carotid artery intima-media thickness, a well-validated marker for subclinical atherosclerosis.
Compared with traditional B-mode ultrasound imaging, CEUS can provide the surgeon with additional information that is crucial to accurate diagnosis and the verification of treatment.
Findings from a study of 274 women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 154 age-matched controls showed that serum levels of proinflammatory HDL cholesterol were likely to be elevated in women found by B-mode ultrasound to have thickened carotid intima, indicative of plaque.
The three, two-year clinical trials, involving over 2,800 patients were designed to investigate the efficacy of torcetrapib in combination with Lipitor compared to Lipitor alone on the progression of atherosclerosis as measured by coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) or carotid B-Mode ultrasound.