Characterization of carotid plaques on 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging by registration with multicontrast magnetic resonance imaging.

OBJECTIVES The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in carotid plaque component identification has been well established. However, compared to the costly nature of MRI, 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging is a more cost-effective assessment tool. Thus, an attractive alternative for carotid disease monitoring would be to establish a strategy in… CONTINUE READING