Imaging Carotid Atherosclerosis Plaque Ulceration: Comparison of Advanced Imaging Modalities and Recent Developments.
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
American Society of Neuoradiology
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Yuan, J., Usman, A., Das, T., Patterson, A., Gillard, J., & Graves, M. (2017). Imaging Carotid Atherosclerosis Plaque Ulceration: Comparison of Advanced Imaging Modalities and Recent Developments.. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 38 664-671. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.a5026
Atherosclerosis remains the leading cause of long term mortality and morbidity worldwide, despite significant advancement in its management. Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques are principally responsible for thromboembolic events in various arterial territories such as carotid, coronary and lower limb vessels. Carotid plaque ulceration is one of the key features associated with plaque vulnerability and is considered as a significant indicator of previous plaque rupture and possible future cerebrovascular events. Multiple imaging modalities have been used to assess the degree of carotid plaque ulceration for diagnostic and research purposes. Early diagnosis and management of carotid artery disease could prevent further cerebrovascular events. In this review, we highlight the merits and limitations of various imaging techniques for identifying plaque ulceration.
British Heart Foundation (PG/11/74/29100)
British Heart Foundation (RG/10/007/28300)
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.a5026
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261589