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Abstract #3830

Ruptured Carotid Plaques as a Feature in Patients with Acute Lower Limb Arterial Thrombosis

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.