Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reliability of Carotid MRI

QUESTION: are carotid MRI's reproducible from imaging center to imaging center?

METHODS: A standardized protocol was implemented at 16 imaging sites and multiple quantitative measurements obtained.

RESULTS: Good to excellent reproducibility was observed.

IMPLICATION:  serial MRIs performed at different imaging centers appear to be reliable in monitoring the progression of carotid atherosclerotic plaques.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Sep 13;
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