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Abstract #4576

Study on the correlation between carotid bifurcation anatomy and atherosclerotic plaque by high resolution MR

Xiao Gao1, Shengzhang Ji1, Yulong Gao1, Jinyu Song1, Ran Du1, Zhizheng Zhuo2, and Shengli Chen1

1Tianjin 4th Center Hospital, Tianjin, People's Republic of China, 2Philips Healthcare, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Based on carotid MR imagings performed on a 3.0T MR scanner with an eight-channel phased-array carotid coil, including 3D TOF, BB-T1WI, BB-T2WI, 3D MP-RAGE, 3D MERGE, We investigated the characteristics of the internal carotid artery angle and common carotid artery bifurcation angle, and compare different forms of carotid bifurcation, analyzed the occurrence of the vulnerable plaques and plaque components, found that bifurcation angles of the internal carotid artery and the common carotid artery have a close relationship with the occurrence of atherosclerosis. Vulnerable plaque with LRNC is more likely to occur at the large angle of the internal carotid artery.

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