Ansatte ved Biomedicinsk Institut – Københavns Universitet

PET/MR Imaging in Vascular Disease: Atherosclerosis and Inflammation

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Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Sune Folke Pedersen, Andreas Kjær

For imaging of atherosclerotic disease, lumenography using computed tomography, ultrasonography, or invasive angiography is still the backbone of evaluation. However, these methods are less effective to predict the likelihood of future thromboembolic events caused by vulnerability of plaques. PET and MR imaging have been used separately with success for plaque characterization. Where MR imaging has the ability to reveal plaque composition, PET has the ability to visualize plaque activity. Together this leads to a comprehensive evaluation of plaque vulnerability. In this review, the authors go through data and arguments that support increased use of PET/MR imaging in atherosclerotic imaging.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPET Clinics
Vol/bind11
Tidsskriftsnummer4
Sider (fra-til)479-488
Antal sider10
ISSN1556-8598
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2016

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