Imaging test may be indicator of cardiovascular risk with diabetes

09/11/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

For patients with diabetes, a whole-body MRI may be an effective tool for determining cardiovascular risks based on vascular changes, German researchers reported in Radiology. The single-site study found that patients with vascular changes had a 35% cumulative risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events at six years, while patients who had normal MRIs did not have any cardiovascular events over the six-year period.

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