Vulnerable atherosclerotic carotid plaque evaluation by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging: an overview.

@article{Naim2014VulnerableAC,
  title={Vulnerable atherosclerotic carotid plaque evaluation by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging: an overview.},
  author={Cyrille Naim and Maxime Douziech and {\'E}ric Th{\'e}rasse and Pierre Robillard and Marie-France Giroux and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Arsenault and Guy Cloutier and Gilles Soulez},
  journal={Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={275-86}
}
Ischemic syndromes associated with carotid atherosclerotic disease are often related to plaque rupture. The benefit of endarterectomy for high-grade carotid stenosis in symptomatic patients has been established. However, in asymptomatic patients, the benefit of endarterectomy remains equivocal. Current research seeks to risk stratify asymptomatic patients by characterizing vulnerable, rupture-prone atherosclerotic plaques. Plaque composition, biology, and biomechanics are studied by noninvasive… CONTINUE READING