The accuracy of duplex sonography in detecting atherosclerotic disease of the cervical carotid arteries has already been shown in several studies. The extension of this modality to provide a screening examination for patients who might be considered to be at risk has been evaluated. Duplex carotid sonograms were performed on 166 asymptomatic patients. The strongest predictor of moderate or more severe arteriosclerotic disease is presence of a a cervical bruit. Duplex carotid sonography is an excellent noninvasive screening tool for evaluation of these patients and long term follow-up of this population may reveal the natural history and true significance of this disease process.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine|
|Publisher||American Inst of Ultrasound in Medicine (Suppl to Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine v 3 n 9 Sep 1984)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1984|
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