Carotid plaque can be characterized now by simply measuring the plaque density
Plaque density on CT, a potential marker of ischemic stroke.
In an article in- Neurology. 2006 Jan 10;66(1):118-20 by Serfaty JM et al
The authors sought to determine in a retrospective analysis whether carotid plaque soft TD on CT is associated with recent ischemic neurologic events. Authors found an odds ratio for neurologic events associated with a 10-point decrease in density of 1.54 (p = 0.002), showing an association between plaque density and neurologic events.
Carotid plaque can be characterized now by simply measuring the plaque density Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Rating: