MRI of Aortic Atherosclerosis

Mri Atherosclerosis

Imaging the aorta with MRI may have clinical usefulness (Fig. 2). Assessing and monitoring plaque burden in the aorta will allow for monitoring response to anti-atherosclerosis therapy. Aortic atherosclerosis has been previously show to be associated with a higher risk of ischemic stroke or cerebrovascular infarction (71-73). Additionally, plaque burden in the aorta may serve as a surrogate marker of systemic plaque burden. Furthermore, by imaging the aorta we may also gain screening...