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Assessment of a B-Mode Ultrasound Technique for the Measurement of Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001904
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:
This minimal risk protocol is designed to assess the reproducibility of B-mode ultrasound measurements of carotid intima media thickness (IMT) when the scans are performed in CC Radiology and read using a computerized edge reader. Up to 20 volunteers will have two ultrasounds performed within a 6-month period. IMT thickness is used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis and may be of value in clinical trials.

Condition or disease
Atherosclerosis Myocardial Infarction

Detailed Description:
This minimal risk protocol is designed to assess the reproducibility of B-mode ultrasound measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) when the scans are performed in CC Radiology and read using a computerized edge reader. Up to 50 volunteers will have two ultrasounds performed within a 6-month period. IMT thickness is used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis and may be of value in clinical trials.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 50 participants
Official Title: Assessment of a B-Mode Ultrasound Technique for the Measurement of Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness
Study Start Date : April 1999
Study Completion Date : September 2000

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MedlinePlus related topics: Atherosclerosis





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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Adult (age 18 or older).

Desire to participate in the study; willing and able to provide informed consent.

No history of stroke or carotid disease.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001904


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001904     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 990085
99-I-0085
First Posted: December 10, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: January 2000

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Atherosclerosis
Cardiovascular Disease
Computerized Edge Reader
Myocardial Infarction
Risk Factor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infarction
Myocardial Infarction
Atherosclerosis
Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Necrosis
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases