Noninvasive imaging of atheromatous carotid plaques

Sadat, U., Li, Z. Y., Graves, M. J., Tang, T. Y., & Gillard, J. H. (2009) Noninvasive imaging of atheromatous carotid plaques. Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, 6(3), pp. 200-209.

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Atherothrombosis is a systemic disease of the arterial wall that affects the carotid, coronary, and peripheral vascular beds, and the aorta. This condition is associated with complications such as stroke, myocardial infarction, and peripheral vascular disease, which usually result from unstable atheromatous plaques. The study of atheromatous plaques can provide useful information about the natural history and progression of the disease, and aid in the selection of appropriate treatment. Plaque imaging can be crucial in achieving this goal. In this Review, we focus on the various noninvasive imaging techniques that are being used for morphological and functional assessment of carotid atheromatous plaques in the clinical setting.

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ID Code: 90333
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1038/ncpcardio1455
ISSN: 1743-4300
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Nature Publishing Group
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2015 01:13
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 01:13

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