Utility of USPIO-enhanced MR imaging to identify inflammation and the fibrous cap: a comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

@article{Howarth2009UtilityOU,
  title={Utility of USPIO-enhanced MR imaging to identify inflammation and the fibrous cap: a comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.},
  author={Simon P. S. Howarth and Tjun Yip Tang and Rikin A. Trivedi and Ruwan Weerakkody and Jean Marie K S U-King-Im and Michael E. Gaunt and Jonathan Boyle and Z. Y. Li and Sam R Miller and Martin J. Graves and Jonathan H. Gillard},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={555-60}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inflammation is a risk factor the vulnerable atheromatous plaque. This can be detected in vivo on high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using a contrast agent, Sinerem, an ultra-small super-paramagnetic iron oxide (USPIO). The aim of this study was to explore whether there is a difference in the degree of MR defined… CONTINUE READING