Measurement of density and calcium in human atherosclerotic plaque and implications for arterial brachytherapy.

@article{Rahdert1999MeasurementOD,
  title={Measurement of density and calcium in human atherosclerotic plaque and implications for arterial brachytherapy.},
  author={David A. Rahdert and William L Sweet and Fermin O. Tio and Christian Janicki and Dennis M. Duggan},
  journal={Cardiovascular radiation medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={358-67}
}
PURPOSE To measure density of arterial plaque specimens for purposes of improving calculation of intravascular radiation dose. METHODS AND MATERIALS In the described technique, the mass of the specimen submerged in water is compared with its mass in air. Thirty-three plaque specimens harvested from cadavers and subsequently histologically classified (18 coronary, 15 noncoronary) were subjected to density measurement, and were also assayed for calcium using inductively coupled plasma optical… CONTINUE READING

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