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Abstract #3893

Blood Pool Enhanced MRA of Carotid Arteries: Added Value of Steady State Imaging.

Michele Anzidei1, Alessandro Napoli2, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola2, Fulvio Zaccagna2, Pier Luigi Di Paolo2, Daniel Geiger2, Chiara Zini2, Carlo Catalano2, Roberto Passariello2

1Scienze Radiologiche, Universita' di Roma "Sapienza", Rome, Italy, Italy; 2Radiological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Italy

Carotid artery stenosis is a frequent cause of cerebrovascular ischemic events. Degeneration of plaque structure,surface irregularities and ulcerations are considered additional factors that must be taken