Gadofosveset-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques: a proof-of-concept study.

OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential of gadofosveset-enhanced MR imaging for the characterization of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen (9 symptomatic, 7 asymptomatic) patients with 70% to 99% carotid stenosis (according to NASCET criteria) were included (13 men, 3 women, mean age 67.6 years). All patients underwent… CONTINUE READING