Combined application of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in early diagnosis of vulnerable carotid atherosclerotic plaques.

@article{Leixing2014CombinedAO,
  title={Combined application of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in early diagnosis of vulnerable carotid atherosclerotic plaques.},
  author={Xie Lei-xing and Gai Jing-jing and Niu Jing-xue and Wang Juan and Li Juan and Liang Chang-zai and Wang Xiao-xi and Yin Da-yi and Liu Jia-jin and Zhang Xiong-wei and Cheng Liu-quan and Wang Jin Yong and Liu Dan-qing and Liu Hong-bin},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={213-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the correlations between atherosclerotic plaque characteristics and inflammatory activity by combined use of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Patients underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT and MRI. Target/background ratios (TBR) of axial… CONTINUE READING