The Accuracy of Noninvasive Imaging Techniques in Diagnosis of Carotid Plaque Morphology

@inproceedings{Lukanova2015TheAO,
  title={The Accuracy of Noninvasive Imaging Techniques in Diagnosis of Carotid Plaque Morphology},
  author={Detelina Valchkova Lukanova and Nadelin Krasimirov Nikolov and Kameliya Zaharieva Genova and Mario Draganov Stankev and Elisaveta Valcheva Georgieva},
  booktitle={Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The stroke is leading cause of death and severe disability worldwide. Atherosclerosis is responsible for over 30% of all ischemic strokes. It has been recently discovered that plaque morphology may help predict the clinical behavior of carotid atherosclerosis and determine the risk of stroke. The noninvasive imaging techniques have been developed to evaluate the vascular wall in an attempt to identify "vulnerable plaques". AIM The purpose is to investigate the diagnostic accuracy… CONTINUE READING

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