Arterial wall imaging

Front Neurol Neurosci. 2006;21:19-26. doi: 10.1159/000092381.

Abstract

Not so long ago atherosclerotic plaque formation was considered to be the consequence of a slow, ongoing process leading to artery stenosis or occlusion. Now it is well recognized that arterial narrowing and occlusion develop rapidly after the rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque. Thus, the assessment of the vulnerability of atheromatous plaques is an important issue in ultrasound of the carotid arteries, and will be discussed in this chapter.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction / standards
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Brain Ischemia / prevention & control
  • Carotid Arteries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Arteries / pathology
  • Carotid Arteries / physiopathology*
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Stenosis / pathology
  • Carotid Stenosis / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / pathology
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / physiopathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / standards
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Tunica Intima / diagnostic imaging
  • Tunica Intima / pathology
  • Tunica Intima / physiopathology
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler / standards
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler / trends