Functional imaging of carotid atheromatous plaques.

  title={Functional imaging of carotid atheromatous plaques.},
  author={Liz Warburton and Jonathan Gillard},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  volume={16 4},
Atherosclerotic plaque rupture within the internal carotid artery is an important cause of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke. Conventional imaging techniques such as ultrasound and angiography provide information about the structural consequences of such plaques in terms of luminal stenosis. Most clinical trials of carotid surgery and stenting and based on these imaging methods. Techniques aimed at imaging the biological 'functional' status of the plaque are now emerging. Most of these… CONTINUE READING


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