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Abstract #2082

Comparison of Femoral Artery Atherosclerotic Plaque Characteristics between Patients with and without Diabetes Mellitus: A 3D MR Vessel Wall Imaging Study

Yongjun Han1,2, Zhu Zhu3, Maobin Guan3, Dandan Yang1,2, and Xihai Zhao2

1Center for Brain Disorders Research, Capital Medical University and Beijing Institute of Brain Disorders, Beijing, China, 2Center for Biomedical Imaging Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University School of Medicine, Beijing, China, 3Department of Radiology, Yangzhou University Affiliated Hospital, Yangzhou, China

Diabetes mellitus is a documented high risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis. This study investigated the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in diabetic patients in comparison with non-diabetic patients using 3D multi-contrast MR vessel wall imaging. We found that patients in diabetic group had higher plaque burden, prevalence of plaque and more complex composition than those in non-diabetic group.

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