Ultrasound imaging of carotid atherosclerosis in a normal population. The Tromsø Study
In the Tromsø study, we have successfully used high resolution ultrasonography for assessing atherosclerosis development in a general population. The method is well suited for large epidemiological surveys. Methodological problems could be overcome by using highly standardized protocols, pre-study training of sonographers and readers, and off-line computer-based batch reading of digitized images. The Tromsø study has added new and important knowledge in the field of carotid atherosclerosis regarding prevalence, sex differences, risk factors and clinical significance.
PublisherNorsk forening for epidemiologi
CitationNorsk Epidemiologi 2009; 19 (1): 17-28
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