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Advanced Image Analysis Can Provide Better Risk Assessment In Hardening Of The Arteries, Chalmers University of Technology Study


6/17/2009 8:01:10 AM

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ScienceDaily (June 17, 2009) — Ultrasound examination of the carotid artery is a patient-friendly and inexpensive method for assessing atherosclerosis and thereby predicting the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Peter Holdfeldt, who recently defended his doctoral thesis at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has developed new analytical methods for ultrasound images that can provide more reliable and more exact assessments of atherosclerosis.


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