PET/MR Imaging in Vascular Disease: Atherosclerosis and Inflammation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)479-488
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

    Research areas

  • Atherosclerosis, Humans, Inflammation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multimodal Imaging, Positron-Emission Tomography, Vascular Diseases, Journal Article, Review

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