XIN PU1, 2, Chun Yuan1, Hunter R. Underhill1, Zhan Ming Fan3
1Vascular Imaging Lab, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States; 2Department of Radiology , Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; 3Department of Radiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
It has been well known that intraplaque hemorrhage and fibrous cap rupture are the most critical features of carotid plaque instability. Carotid atherosclerotic score(CAS) was built to stratify the plaque severity.However,CAS assessment requires a relatively long time for the review process,which is limit the application in clinical practice. This study sought to find a simple, fast approach to evaluate the CAS and stratify the severity of carotid plaque in clinic.