Carotid Artery

Problems with luminal stenosis

Carotid Artery Stenosis

Although luminal stenosis percentage is the most commonly used clinical measure of plaque risk, it is not at all clear how to measure it in the first place, as evidenced by the two different systems adopted by the two major clinical trials in this area, ECST and NASCET. ECST determined the fractional stenosis by using the luminal diameter at the point of maximal stenosis at angiography as the numerator and the projected diameter of the artery at that same Fig. 1. Diagram showing the problems...