Reproducibility of fibrous cap status assessment of carotid artery plaques by contrast-enhanced MRI.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Reproducibility in identifying the fibrous cap (FC) of carotid artery plaques by noncontrast-enhanced MRI has been shown to be poor. The objective of this study was to assess the reproducibility of multisequence MRI, including contrast-enhanced images, in assessing FC status. METHODS Forty-five symptomatic patients with 30% to 69… CONTINUE READING