September 2013

Introduction

Carotid Vulnerable Plaque Imaging

Mahmud Mossa-Basha

Mahmud Mossa-Basha

Extracranial carotid vulnerable plaque imaging is a maturing field in both the clinical and research realms, providing information that goes beyond standard luminal imaging techniques. The North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial and the European Carotid Surgery Trial have formed the basis … more »

Head & Neck

MR Carotid Plaque Imaging and Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography Identifies Lesions Associated with Recent Ipsilateral Thromboembolic Symptoms: An In Vivo Study at 3T

J. Kevin DeMarco

J. Kevin DeMarco

Carotid plaque MRI has the ability to noninvasively detect “vulnerable plaque” features such as intraplaque hemorrhage, thin/ruptured fibrous cap, and large lipid-rich necrotic core, which may offer improved prediction of ispilateral carotid stroke or TIA compared with simple carotid stenosis … more »

Head & Neck

High-Resolution CT Imaging of Carotid Artery Atherosclerotic Plaques

Max Wintermark

Max Wintermark

Carotid atherosclerotic disease is considered to be responsible for 30% of all ischemic stroke. Luminal narrowing is the standard parameter used to report the severity of carotid atherosclerosis, and a luminal stenosis of ≥70% is typically considered a hallmark of increased stroke … more »