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Plaque Registration and Event Detection In Computed Tomography

2014-08-27 03:18:47 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Disruption of an atherosclerotic plaque is responsible for at least two-thirds of acute coronary syndrome. Thus, identification of plaques vulnerable to rupture has become important. The natural history of individual plaques is unknown and needs to be established. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography is a useful noninvasive imaging modality for assessing coronary plaque characteristics. Using MDCT, the researchers prospectively investigate the relationship between the characterization of coronary plaques and cardiovascular events in a large multicenter study.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Atherosclerosis

Location

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University
Hiroshima
1-2-3 Kasumi Minami-ku, Hiroshima
Japan
734-8551

Status

Recruiting

Source

Hiroshima University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:47-0400

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