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Evaluation of Plaque Morphology by Coronary CT Angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22304950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is a promising noninvasive tool that allows the visualization of plaque morphology. Plaques characterized by positive remodeling, low attenuation, and napkin ring circular enhancement on contrast-enhanced coronary CTA have been regarded as rupture-prone vulnerable plaques, which account for about 60% of all vulnerable lesions and may be precursors of plaque rupture. In this article, the authors discuss the various features related to plaque morphology that are essential to detect vulnerable plaques while performing coronary CTA.
Authors:
Shinichiro Fujimoto; Takeshi Kondo; Jagat Narula
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Takase Clinic, 885-2 Minami-orui, Takasaki 370-0036, Japan.
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