2007 issue 1


Volume 16, issue 1

Review article

Ultrasound evaluation of intima-media thickness-IMT as a risk factor for cerebrovascular diseases

Maciej Wawrzyńczyk1, Krystyna Pierzchała1
1. Katedra i Klinika Neurologii w Zabrzu Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2007; 16 (1): 87-91
Keywords: cerebral stroke, Doppler, Duplex, carotid artery, intima-media


Background. Cerebrovascular diseases are still a common cause of mortality and disability. New and more effective prevention and treatment methods are continually sought.
Review and conclusions. One of the risk factors is carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), measured using the Duplex ultrasound. This article reviews ultrasound techniques of IMT assessment as well as their role in the estimation of risk of cerebrovascular events and in the treatment outcome evaluation.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Maciej Wawrzyńczyk
Klinika Neurologii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej
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tel. (32) 3704584
e-mail: mcwaw@mp.pl