Imaging of carotid arterial diseases with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)
Carotid duplex ultrasound is the standard of care for the initial diagnosis of carotid artery bifurcation
Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with low mechanical index (low MI) is a promising new method in the diagnosis and follow up of pathological carotid diseases.
Unlike most contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography, the
microbubbles used in CEUS with SonoVue® remain within the vascular space and hence can be used
to study vascular disease.
In addition to improving current carotid structural scans, CEUS has potential
to improve or add extra information on carotid arterial diseases.
Chega de falar só de IMT , o contraste eleva seu aparelho de US a um nível nunca visto.