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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Three-Dimensional and Conventional Carotid Ultrasound for Assessment of Carotid Plaque in a Stroke Patient: A Simple Way to Validate Findings

Published:November 17, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.11.006

      Abstract

      Single-sweep automated 3-D ultrasound is a new imaging modality for the assessment of carotid plaque. Its most important application is the measurement of the plaque volume. To our knowledge, to date there is not a widely accepted “gold standard” to validate 3-D plaque volume measurement. We compared the findings of 2-dimensional and 3-D carotid ultrasound imaging with those of postsurgical plaque specimen using a simple method.

      Résumé

      L’échographie 3D automatisée en un seul balayage est une nouvelle modalité diagnostique pour l’évaluation de la plaque présente dans l’artère carotide, notamment pour la mesure du volume de cette dernière. À notre connaissance, il n’existe pas actuellement de norme de référence largement reconnue permettant de valider l’évaluation du volume de la plaque en 3D. Nous avons donc, à l’aide d’une méthode simple, comparé les résultats d’échographies carotidiennes 2D et 3D aux échantillon de plaque prélevés lors des chirurgies.
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