Assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis using contrast-enhanced ultrasound

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, 05/30/2012

Contrast–enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has an incremental value for the detection of subclinical atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries. Atherosclerotic plaques which were only detected with CEUS and not with standard carotid ultrasound and colour Doppler imaging were predominantly hypoechoic.

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