Atherosclerosis imaging using MR imaging: Current and emerging applications

Milind Y. Desai, David A. Bluemke

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Abstract

Because of its high resolution, 3-D capabilities, noninvasive nature, and capacity for soft tissue characterization, MR imaging has emerged as a powerful modality to assess the process of atherosclerosis comprehensively in different arterial beds, including the coronary arteries. It holds great promise in studies involving longitudinal follow-up of plaque progression and for detection of therapeutic intervention-related changes. With the development of newer, target-specific contrast agents and molecular imaging applications, an exponential growth in its current applications is anticipated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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