FDG-PET provides new clues on atherosclerosis activity

02/23/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A U.S. study on patients with at least three cardiovascular risk factors showed that FDG-PET imaging can help in determining the relationship between atherosclerotic plaque inflammation, and calcification and vascular risk factors. The findings show "that arterial FDG-PET imaging can provide new insights into the pathobiology of atherosclerosis," the researchers said.

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