Common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been shown to predict cardiovascular risk.
Measuring the far wall may be difficult. the common carotid artery is the least variable method for assessing IMT, however obtaining adequates images of all carotid artery segments may be difficult.
The reproductibilty of CIMT measurements is improved by the development of automated edge-tracking software.
The manual edge tracking needs several measurements and a mean of the measurements.
Evaluate IMT progression suppose to use the same methods of measurements, automated edge-tracking software or manual measurement.
In short series, both measurements were released on a same patient, and same ultrasound scan, to evaluate the difference of the results
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