Carotid plaque morphology evaluation with contrast-enhanced pulse/phase inversion harmonic gray scale and intermittent imaging: Comparison of contrast-enhanced US, unenhanced US and surgical specimens

R. Campani, F. Calliada, O. Bottinelli, F. Draghi, S. Pozza, D. Pallavicini, D. Coscia

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Abstract

The accuracy of pulse/phase inversion harmonic gray scale intermittent ultrasound in showing the morphology and surface of carotid plaques was evaluated in 15 patients with atheromatous plaques. Findings of plaque morphology and surface were in perfect agreement with surgical specimen findings as to plaque irregularities and microulcerations. Pulse/phase ultrasound during constant infusion of Levovist appeared to be a promising technique for noninvasive assessment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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