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Cu-DOTATATE PET / MRI for Detection of Activated Macrophages in Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques Studies in Patients Undergoing Endarterectomy

@inproceedings{Pedersen2015CuDOTATATEP,
  title={Cu-DOTATATE PET / MRI for Detection of Activated Macrophages in Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques Studies in Patients Undergoing Endarterectomy},
  author={Sune Folke Pedersen and Benjamin Vikj and r Sandholt and Sune H{\o}gild Keller and Adam Espe Hansen and Andreas Clemmensen and Henrik Sillesen and Liselotte H{\o}jgaard and Rasmus Sejersten Ripa and Andreas Kj},
  year={2015}
}
Carotid atherosclerosis is a major risk factor of stroke and transient ischemic attack. Randomized trials have shown that carotid endarterectomy significantly reduces the risk of recurrent stroke in patients with recent symptoms of transient ischemic attack or stroke and at least 50% stenosis of the relevant carotid artery. However, not all patients will benefit from the surgery because some will have stable plaques that are not prone to cause new thromboembolic lesions. In addition, many… 

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