It is important to accurately characterize carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) due to its strong association with plaque progression and ischemic stroke. Previous study proved that MP-RAGE is the best T1-weighted sequence in detecting carotid IPH. Most recently, investigators found that SNAP imaging can detect more IPHs compared with MP-RAGE. This study sought to investigate the performance of SNAP imaging in evaluating carotid IPH validated by histology. We found that SNAP sequence showed better agreement with histology compared with MP-RAGE in assessing IPH, suggesting that SNAP imaging might be a more sensitive and accurate imaging approach in characterizing carotid IPH.