Will 18F-sodium fluoride PET-CT imaging be the magic bullet for identifying vulnerable coronary atherosclerotic plaques?

@article{Joshi2014Will1F,
  title={Will 18F-sodium fluoride PET-CT imaging be the magic bullet for identifying vulnerable coronary atherosclerotic plaques?},
  author={Nikhil Vilas Joshi and Alex Vesey and David E. Newby and M. R. Dweck},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={521}
}
Myocardial infarction remains the commonest cause of premature death worldwide with coronary atherosclerotic plaque rupture often initiating the event. Despite an ever-expanding repertoire of cardiovascular imaging techniques, the race is still on to identify atherosclerotic lesions at high-risk of rupture: the so-called vulnerable plaque. Conventional imaging modalities such as stress testing and coronary angiography have consistently failed to identify such plaques, leading to the increasing… CONTINUE READING

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