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Abstract #1524

Characterization of a MRI Compatible Head / Neck Immobilization and Repositioning Device for Longitudinal Studies of the Carotid Artery

Minalga E, Hadley J, Parker D
University of Utah

To improve repeatability of longitudinal studies of patients with carotid artery disease, we have developed an MRI compatible device that allows immobilization of the head and neck with accurate repositioning. Performance of this device was assessed in repeated positioning of normal volunteers and in a preliminary longitudinal study of patients with mild carotid artery disease.