International Journal of Endocrinology / 2012 / Article / Fig 1

Clinical Study

Assessment of Carotid Arterial Wall Elasticity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Microalbuminuria by Real-Time Ultrasound Elastography

Figure 1

Longitudinal carotid artery image obtained in T2DM1 group on real-time US elastography. The left image shows the elastographic image in different colors representing different levels of strain. The right image shows the positions of ROI (A) and ROI (B), and the strain ratio (blood to carotid arterial wall strain ratio) as 1.44, calculated as the blood strain (B, 0.46%) divided by the arterial wall strain (A, 0.32%).