The rationale of the present, case control study was the measurement of IMT using B-mode ultrasonography to detect subclinical athersclerosis at an early stage to prevent late complications of atherosclerosis.
For qualitative assessment of renal architecture, B-mode ultrasonography is currently one of the most sensitive, least-invasive diagnostic modality, providing additional benefits of direct visualization of normal structure of internal organs, characterization and location of lesions and collection of biopsy samples.
Patterns of B-mode ultrasonography is a display pattern and by this way the internal components of the eye such as cornea, anterior chambers, posterior chamber (vitreous) and the lens can be investigated [2,3].
B-mode ultrasonography was ideally suited for ocular and orbital evaluations especially when opacity of cornea and lens excludes the examination of deeper structures of eye via ophthalmologically (Pennick et al.
Measurement of carotid -intima media thickness, B-mode ultrasonography of common carotid artery, carotid bifurcation and internal carotid artery (left and right carotid arteries) was performed with Toshiba (M# SSA-580A/ E2) ultrasound scanner with linear probe.