Non-invasive evaluation of atherosclerosis with contrast enhanced 16 slice spiral computed tomography: results of ex vivo investigations.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 16 slice computed tomography (CT) in determining plaque morphology and composition in an experimental setting. The results were compared with histopathological analysis as the reference standard. METHODS Nine human popliteal arteries derived from amputations because of atherosclerotic disease were… (More)


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