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Quantitative CT Imaging of Carotid Arteries

  • Max J. van Gils
  • K. Hameeteman
  • M. van Straten
  • W. J. Niessen
  • Aad van der Lugt
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Abstract

Noninvasive imaging techniques provide a window to atherosclerotic disease in vivo. Multidetector CT angiography represents a potential clinical tool to monitor carotid atherosclerosis, since it is a robust, readily available, and fast technique and it enables (semi)automated quantification of luminal measures as well as of plaque burden and plaque composition. This chapter reviews the state-of-the-art CTA technique used to evaluate carotid artery stenosis and atherosclerotic plaque.

Keywords

Compute Tomography Angiography Digital Subtraction Angiography Hounsfield Unit Carotid Stenosis Plaque Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max J. van Gils
    • 1
  • K. Hameeteman
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. van Straten
    • 1
  • W. J. Niessen
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Aad van der Lugt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Erasmus MCUniversity Medical Center RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Department of Radiology, Erasmus MCUniversity Medical Center RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus MCUniversity Medical Center RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Imaging Science and TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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