Preliminary experience with MRA in evaluating the degree of carotid stenosis and plaque morphology

Preliminary experience with MRA in evaluating the degree of carotid stenosis and plaque morphology

7 novembre 2014

The authors performed a preliminary study with blood-pool contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in evaluating the degree of carotid artery stenosis and plaque morphology, comparing the diagnostic performance of first-pass (FP) and steady-state (SS) acquisitions with 64-slice computed tomography angiography (CTA) and using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference standard.