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Title
Carotid imaging in 2023 : stenosis and beyond
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Abstract
In the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the further understanding of carotid atherosclerosis and stroke risk. While currently practical stratification regarding a surgical intervention in patients with symptomatic carotid disease is made based on the degree of luminal narrowing, several plaque features have been identified as independent risk factors for the development of downstream ischaemic events. Several of these plaque features can be readily identified on routine CT- and MR-examinations, and will be discussed during this lecture. Consequently, a contemporary radiology report must go beyond a mere description of the presence and degree of luminal narrowing, and must also provide information on plaque morphology and other vessel wall characteristics. This comprehensive approach will enable the referring clinical to better stratify their patients regarding current and future risk, leading to better patient management and clinical outcomes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology / Belgian Society of Radiology
Publication
London : Ubiquity press ltd , 2023
ISSN
2514-8281
DOI
10.5334/JBSR.3380
Volume/pages
107 :1 (2023) , p. 1-4
Article Reference
96
ISI
001171068700018
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Creation 29.03.2024
Last edited 04.04.2024
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