Plaque Imaging: Techniques and Clinical Relevance

Room 4C - 3,4 10:30 - 12:30 Chairs: Philippe Douek and Chun Yuan


Prog #

10:30 647.

High Resolution In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Image Quantitation of the Progression of the Murine Aortic

Atherosclerotic Plaque

Haiying Tang1, Haiying Liu1, Sandra E. Rex_Rabe1, Ray Rosa1, Corey Miller1, Donald S. Williams1, Larry Peterson1, Richard


1Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey, USA
10:42 648.

Contrast-Enhanced MRI at 3T of Experimental Atherosclerotic Lesions Using QIR-FSE and DTPA(Gd)

John A. Ronald1, 2, Josh Zhang1, Amanda Marie Hamilton2, Kem A. Rogers2, Robert A. Hegele1, Brian K. Rutt1, 2

1Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada; 2University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
10:54 649.

Qualitative and Quantitative Estimation of High Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques in WHHL Animals with Gadofluorine M –

Enhanced MRI at 3T

Harald Ittrich1, Andrew N. Priest1, Tim Nielsen2, Tobias Schaeffter2, Christoph Weber1, Bernd Misselwitz3,

Hanns-Joachim Weinmann3, Gerhard Adam1

1University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; 2Philips Research Laboratories Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; 3Schering AG, Berlin, Germany
11:06 650.

MR Histology of Advanced Atherosclerotic Lesions of ApoE-Knockout Mice

Anna V. Naumova1, Vasily Yarnykh1, Marina Ferguson1, Michael Rosenfeld1, Chun Yuan1

1University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
11:18 651.

Diffusion Weighted 3D Dark Blood SSFP Imaging of the Thoracic Aorta: Initial Clinical Evaluation

Anish Kirpalani1, Ioannis Koktzoglou1, Karin Dill1, Timothy Carroll1, Debiao Li1, James Carr1

1Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
11:30 652.

Three-Dimensional Black-Blood Vessel Wall Imaging with Diffusion-Prepared Segmented Steady-State Free Precession

Ioannis Koktzoglou1, Debiao Li1

1Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
11:42 653.

3D Dark Blood TSE for Carotid Vessel Wall Imaging

Yiu-Cho Chung1, 2, Marion Menzel3, Subha V. Raman4, Orlando P. Simonetti4

1Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, Chicago, Illinois, USA; 2Northwestern Universtiy, Chicago, Illinois, USA; 3Siemens AG, Med, Erlangen, Germany; 4Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
11:54 654.

In Vivo High-Resolution Volumetric Imaging of Carotid Complicated Plaque: 3-Dimensional High-Resolution Magnetic

Resonance Direct Thrombus Imaging (HiresMRDTI)

Richard Bitar1, 2, Alan R. Moody, 12, General Leung2, Sean Symons1, 2, Susan Crisp2, Corwyn Rowsell1,

Jagdish Butany1, 3, Alexander Kiss4, D James Sahlas2, David Gladstone2, Robert Maggisano2

1University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Sunnybrook and Women's College HSC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 3University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 4Institutes for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
11:06 655.

Incidence of AHA Type 4/5 Atherosclerotic Plaque and Outcome in Patients with Suspected Acute TIA/Stroke: A

Prospective, Observational MRI Study Using Novel 3D Turbo Spin Echo, Continuously Variable Flip Angle, Double

Inversion Recovery Technique

Jaywant Philip Parmar1, Erol Baskurt1, John P. Mugler2

1University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; 2University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
11:18 656.

Vulnerable Lesion Correlates to Accelerated Recurrence of Cerebral Infarction: Carotid Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Kai Lin1, Zhao-Qi Zhang2, Biao Lu2

1Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood vessel diseases, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 2Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China