Ultrasound Imaging for Risk Assessment in Atherosclerosis
AbstractAtherosclerosis and its consequences like acute myocardial infarction or stroke are highly prevalent in western countries, and the incidence of atherosclerosis is rapidly rising in developing countries. Atherosclerosis is a disease that progresses silently over several decades before it results in the aforementioned clinical consequences. Therefore, there is a clinical need for imaging methods to detect the early stages of atherosclerosis and to better risk stratify patients. In this review, we will discuss how ultrasound imaging can contribute to the detection and risk stratification of atherosclerosis by (a) detecting advanced and early plaques; (b) evaluating the biomechanical consequences of atherosclerosis in the vessel wall; (c) assessing plaque neovascularization and (d) imaging the expression of disease-relevant molecules using molecular imaging. View Full-Text
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Steinl, D.C.; Kaufmann, B.A. Ultrasound Imaging for Risk Assessment in Atherosclerosis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 9749-9769.
Steinl DC, Kaufmann BA. Ultrasound Imaging for Risk Assessment in Atherosclerosis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(5):9749-9769.Chicago/Turabian Style
Steinl, David C.; Kaufmann, Beat A. 2015. "Ultrasound Imaging for Risk Assessment in Atherosclerosis." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 5: 9749-9769.