A preliminary prediction model with MR plaque imaging to estimate risk for new ischemic brain lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging after endarterectomy or stenting in patients with carotid stenosis.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Findings on MR imaging of carotid plaques correlate with histologic findings and may be useful in identifying vulnerable plaques. The objective of this study was to show how MR imaging findings and clinical factors could be used to construct a preliminary model and a nomogram for predicting the risk of new ischemic lesions on DWI… (More)