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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(10); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.051006.

Application of ultrasound in the evaluation of internal carotid artery stenosis


Li Jiashan1, Yang Yujia2, Quan Xuemeng2

Corresponding Author:
Li Jiashan

1The First Clinical College of Medicine, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China

2Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 116044, China


Internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) is one of the most important factors leading to ischemic stroke due to various etiologies. The choice of clinical individualized treatment plan varies according to the severity of the lesion. With the continuous improvement of current diagnosis and treatment standards, higher demands are placed on the evaluation of ultrasonic imaging characteristics of ICAS. Ultrasound can not only identify the etiology of ICAS, grade the severity of stenosis, and evaluate cerebral blood perfusion, but also conduct long-term follow-up to evaluate treatment effectiveness and the control of risk factors. Accurate classification and evaluation of ICAS lesions by ultrasound imaging provide scientific and reliable objective information for clinical diagnosis and treatment, thereby assisting in the selection of clinical individualized treatment. Therefore, this article reviews the clinical application and progress of ultrasound in the evaluation of ICAS.


internal carotid artery stenosis; Doppler ultrasound; Literature review

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Li Jiashan, Yang Yujia, Quan Xuemeng. Application of ultrasound in the evaluation of internal carotid artery stenosis. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 10: 35-41. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.051006.


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