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Detection of atherosclerosis via magnetic resonance imaging
Author(s): Andrew L. Alexander; Victor T. Pytlewski; Michael F. Brown; Arthur F. Gmitro
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Paper Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of atherosclerotic lipids using a stimulated-echo diffusion- weighted (STED) sequence is demonstrated. The STED sequence exploits the large difference in diffusion between lipid (primarily cholesteryl ester) and water. The optimization of the STED sequence is discussed. The results of lipid imaging are corroborated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This technique is non-invasive, and therefore, it is potentially useful in following the progression of the disease in animal models and in humans.

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Date Published: 28 August 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1642, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137320
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Andrew L. Alexander, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Victor T. Pytlewski, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael F. Brown, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Arthur F. Gmitro, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona and Arizona Health Sciences (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1642:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions II
George S. Abela M.D., Editor(s)

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