Table 1

Summary of carotid IMT measurement methodologies in observational studies

StudyArterial segmentIMT definition
KIHD study5 CCAMax IMT, near + far wall
ARIC study8 CCA, ICA, Bulb, combinedMean IMT, far wall
Rotterdam study10 CCAMean IMT, near + far wall
CHS study6 CCA, ICA, combinedMax IMT, near + far wall
CAPS study9 CCA, Bulb, ICAMean IMT, far wall
MESA study7 CCA, ICAMax IMT, near + far wall
  • Bulb, carotid bifurcation; CCA, common carotid artery; ICA, internal carotid artery; IMT, intima–media thickness.