Contrast-enhanced high resolution MRI for atherosclerotic carotid artery tissue characterization.

@article{Yuan2002ContrastenhancedHR,
  title={Contrast-enhanced high resolution MRI for atherosclerotic carotid artery tissue characterization.},
  author={Chun Yuan and William S. Kerwin and Marina S. Ferguson and Nayak Polissar and Shaoxiong Zhang and Jianming Cai and Thomas S. Hatsukami},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={62-7}
}
PURPOSE To determine if a gadolinium-based contrast agent provides additional information for characterization of human plaque tissues, particularly neovasculature. Although high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to identify plaque constituents in advanced atherosclerosis, some constituents, such as neovascularized tissue, defy detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Non-contrast-enhanced carotid artery images from 18 patients scheduled for carotid endarterectomy and two… CONTINUE READING