The echocolor Doppler of the intracranial arteries is a noninvasive method for quantifying the severity of the intracranial stenosis.
The possibility of studying and monitoring the vertebro-basilar vessels using ultrasound is important for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy: the presence of vertebro-basilar stenosis identifies a group of patients with posterior circulation stroke who are at high early recurrent stroke risk.In this lesson the echocolor Doppler findings that support the diagnosis of a stenosis, occlusion, dissection of the intracranial vertebral arteries and the basilar artery are reported.
Franco Accorsi, MD
Member of the Order of Physician of Bologna n° 6728
I am a specialist in Medical Angiology and I am based in Bologna, Italy. Until 2008 (voluntary resignation) I worked at Maggiore Hospital in Bologna as "Dirigente Medico" in the Department of Internal Medicine and as Angiologist in the Angiology Unit with a position of "Alta Professionalità" in "Vascular Ecography and Angiology".
I am currently working in Bologna as an independent professional in the areas of angiology and vascular diagnostics.
I have been a speaker at national and international courses/congress and I have taught duplex ultrasound method in GIUV and SIUMB courses at the Maggiore Hospital, Bologna and courses of echocolor Doppler of extracranial and intracranial arteries at the Stroke Unit of S. Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia.