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      Jo Burkett

      Hi Stephen

      Is there a quantifiable way to differentiate between intimal thickening and soft plaque at the bulb seen in 50 ish year old patients ?

      thanks in advance


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      Stephen Bird

      Good question.

      For me intimal thickening has the nice white line intact of the intimate with a thicker dark area immediately below it, so the Intima / Media thickness is increased.

      When that white line is lost and there is a hypo echoic bulge in the vessel wall without the crisp white line then I call it early plaque development.

      It is a spectrum really where intimal thickening progresses to plaque.


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