Bernhard Schaller (Ed.)
Imaging of Carotid Artery Stenosis, edited by Bernhardt Schaller and written by a group of authors, describes potentialities of modern modalities, used for imaging of occlusive-stenotic lesions of carotid arteries.
A great attention is paid to morphology of atherosclerotic lesions, atherogenesis, heredity and its role in disease development, a structure of atherosclerotic plaques and causes of their ‘vulnerability’. Correlations between plaque morphology and its characteristics according to data of CT, ultrasonography, MRI and other methods of imaging are demonstrated.
Methods, indications and possibility of visualization of carotid stenosis with applying ultrasonography, digital subtraction angiography, CT, MRI and PET are considered. Imaging of stenosis proper, as well as radiodiagnosis of stroke, accompanied by assessment of hemodynamic status of the brain on the basis of perfusion methods and estimation of cerebral hemodynamics with transcranial Doppler, are discussed in detail.
Besides, the book deals with potentialities of radiodiagnostic methods in revealing dissection of carotid arteries, their extra- and intracranial stenoses.
Practical aspects of radiodiagnosis of carotid artery stenosis and an effect of applied methods on tactics of surgical treatment are discussed separately.
The sections, devoted to imaging after such surgical interventions, as creation of extracranial-to-intracranial bypass, carotid endarterectomy, angioplasty with carotid stenting, are of great practical interest.
The book is well illustrated and embraces almost all aspects of radiodiagnosis of carotid artery stenosis.
Thus, it is interesting not only for radiologists, responsible for imaging proper, but also for other specialists (neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists), carrying out conservative and surgical treatment of cases with stenotic lesions of carotid arteries.