Carotid plaque composition and cerebral infarction: MR imaging study.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Besides the severity of carotid artery stenosis, atherosclerotic plaque composition is an important determinant of cerebral symptoms. We analyzed the relationship between the composition of the atherosclerotic plaque at the carotid artery bifurcation and ipsilateral ischemic cerebral lesions on MR imaging. METHODS Forty-one patients… (More)


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