Classification of human carotid atherosclerotic lesions with in vivo multicontrast magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Cai2002ClassificationOH,
  title={Classification of human carotid atherosclerotic lesions with in vivo multicontrast magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Jian-ming Cai and Thomas S. Hatsukami and Marina S. Ferguson and Randy Small and Nayak Polissar and Chun Yuan},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={1368-73}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies demonstrated that in vivo and ex vivo MRI can characterize the components of the carotid atherosclerotic plaque, such as fibrous tissue, lipid/necrotic core, calcium, hemorrhage, and thrombus. The purpose of this study was to determine whether in vivo high-resolution multicontrast MRI could accurately classify human carotid atherosclerotic plaque according to the American Heart Association classification. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty consecutive patients (mean age 70… CONTINUE READING
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