Qingjun Wang1, Yong Guo2, Jianming Cai3, Minghua Huang
1Department of Radiology , Chinese Navy General Hospital, Beijing, China; 2Department of Radiology, Chinese Navy General Hospital, China; 3Chinese PLA General Hospital
By using multi-contrast high-resolution MRI, we prospectively studied whether carotid plaque characteristics can predict acute lower limb arterial thrombosis (ALLAT). In the present study, each carotid atherosclerotic patient with and without ALLAT underwent a carotid MRI examination on a 3.0-T MRI scanner. Our findings showed that the presence of fibrous cap rupture was the strongest independent predictor for ALLAT.