Archives of Acoustics, 25, 2, pp. , 2000

Common carotid wall elasticity and intima-media thickness examinations by means of ultrasound

T. Powałowski
Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

L. Hilgertner
Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Medical Academy

Z. Trawiński
Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

The aim of this study was to examine the relation between
the intima-media thickness and the wall elasticity measured simultaneously in
the same cross-section of the common carotid artery. A group of 40 persons (19
healthy and 21 with hypertension and/or atherosclerosis) aged 22 to 81 were
diagnosed by means of ultrasound. A high correlation occurred between the wall
stiffness coefficient [ampersand]alpha; and the intima-media thickness (r=0.950,
p[ampersand]lt;0.00001).
Keywords: arterial wall elasticity; intina-media thickness; carotid artery; ultrasound
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