CT angiography and Color Doppler ultrasonography features and sensitivity in detection of carotid arteries diseases

Authors

  • Samir Kamenjaković Clinic of radiology and nuclear medicine, University Clinical Center Tuzla, Trnovac bb, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Farid Ljuca Tuzla University Faculty of Medicine, Trnovac bb, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Haris Huseinagić Clinic of radiology and nuclear medicine, University Clinical Center Tuzla, Trnovac bb, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Šefika Umihanić Clinic for lung diseases, University Clinical Center Tuzla, Trnovac bb, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nihad Mešanović Information technology service, University Clinical Center Tuzla,Trnovac bb, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2013.28

Keywords:

Carotid stenosis, Color Doppler ultrasonography, CT angiography

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this research was to compare specifi city and sensitivity of Color Doppler ultrasonography
with CT angiography.

Methods: A total of one hundred patients suffering from carotid artery disease (n=200) were tested in this research in the period from June till October, 2011. Average age of the patients was 61.5 years, and most of the patients were in the age group ranging from 55 to 65 years. The level of carotid artery stenosis is measured according to Standards of the North America Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trail study,by method of Color Doppler ultrasonography and CT angiography.

Results: Stenosis <50% registered by Doppler ultrasonography was found in 62% and by CT angiography in 64% patients. Stenosis from 70 to 79% registered by Doppler ultrasonography was found in 88% and by CT angiography in 82% patients. In patients with level of stenosis 70-79% there was a tendency
of registering the stenosis to be higher by Color Doppler ultrasonography, than by CT angiography. In the case of the occlusion, there was also the similar observation, with variation of 8% carotid arteries.

Conclusion: Extracranial Doppler and color duplex ultrasound enable reliable detection of both stenosis and occlusion of carotid arteries and accordingly they occupy an important place in radiological algorithm. When it comes to CT angiography it can be concluded that it can provide accurate and exact information regarding the condition of blood vessels as good as Digital Subtractive Angiography can.

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Published

15.04.2013

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CT angiography and Color Doppler ultrasonography features and sensitivity in detection of carotid arteries diseases. JHSCI [Internet]. 2013 Apr. 15 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];3(1):41-7. Available from: https://www.jhsci.ba/ojs/index.php/jhsci/article/view/129

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