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Carotid artery stenosis
Carotid stenosis is usually diagnosed by an ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries in the neck, but the technique has moderate sensitivity and specificity, and yields many false-positive results. The new approach with photoacoustics promises to differentiate between high-risk and low-risk plaque formation, although it will first need to prove its utility in a clinical trial. Image: Blausen.com staff. "Blausen gallery 2014". Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 20018762. - own work.
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