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PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of automatic segmentation of atherosclerotic plaque components using solely multicontrast 3D gradient echo (GRE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 15 patients with a history of recent transient ischemic attacks or stroke underwent carotid vessel wall imaging bilaterally with a(More)
A simultaneous noncontrast angiography and intraplaque hemorrhage (SNAP) MR imaging technique is proposed to detect both luminal stenosis and hemorrhage in atherosclerosis patients in a single scan. Thirteen patients with diagnosed carotid atherosclerotic plaque were admitted after informed consent. All scans were performed on a 3T MR imaging system with(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection plays an important role in the etiology of various gastroduodenal diseases. However, pathogenic mechanism of H. pylori is not clear. More potential pathogenic factors need to be further discovered and studied. In this study, two vectors for generating double-crossover recombination gene knockout plasmids in H. pylori were(More)
The association between hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level and carotid plaque vulnerability has been rarely studied by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The present study of MRI-identified carotid atherosclerotic lesions in hypertensive patients with acute stroke therefore sought to determine the associations between HbA1c level and plaque morphological and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the atherosclerotic plaque burden between middle cerebral artery (MCA) and extracranial carotid artery (ECA) in ischemic stroke patients using high-resolution, black-blood (HR BB) MRI and to investigate the relationship between plaque burden found in both arteries and stroke severity. METHODS All subjects with(More)
PURPOSE Significant stenosis or occlusion in carotid arteries may lead to diffuse wall thickening (DWT) in the arterial wall of downstream. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) steno-occlusive disease and DWT in ipsilateral petrous ICA. METHODS Symptomatic patients with atherosclerotic stenosis(More)
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