MRI of carotid atherosclerosis.

  title={MRI of carotid atherosclerosis.},
  author={William S. Kerwin and Thomas S. Hatsukami and Chun Yuan and X Q Zhao},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={200 3},
OBJECTIVE Although MRI is widely used to observe atherosclerosis impacts on the vessel lumen, MRI also depicts the size of the plaque itself, its composition, and plaque inflammation, providing information beyond simple stenosis. This article summarizes the state of evidence for a clinical role for MRI of carotid atherosclerosis. CONCLUSION MRI of carotid atherosclerosis has a proven role in pharmaceutical trials and may improve patient management once large-scale clinical trials have been… CONTINUE READING

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