Combined PET-FDG and USPIO-enhanced MR imaging in patients with symptomatic moderate carotid artery stenosis
Tang, T. Y., Moustafa, R. R., Howarth, S. P., Walsh, S. R., Boyle, J. R., Li, Z. Y., Baron, J. C., Gillard, J. H., & Warburton, E. A. (2008) Combined PET-FDG and USPIO-enhanced MR imaging in patients with symptomatic moderate carotid artery stenosis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 36(1), pp. 53-55.
PET-FDG and USPIO-enhanced MRI are increasingly being used in depicting carotid atheroma inflammation - a risk factor for the high risk plaque. Their combined use has not been previously reported.
Two patients presenting with stroke and identified with 50% carotid stenosis on duplex ultrasonography, underwent PET FDG and USPIO-enhanced MR imaging. Results were concordant and complementary suggesting that both techniques reflect similar metabolic processes.
The selection of patients for carotid revascularisation has largely been based on the severity of luminal stenosis alone. The two imaging modalities, which identify inflammatory activity, may be potential surrogate risk markers in the selection of patients eligible for carotid surgery, if plaque inflammation can be correlated with risk of developing clinical symptoms.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Imaging, MRI, Positron emission tomography, Stroke, Symptomatic Carotid stenosis, USPIO|
|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 2008 European Society for Vascular Surgery|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2015 02:48|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2015 05:10|
Repository Staff Only: item control page