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Characterization of vulnerable nonstenotic plaque with 16-Slice computed tomography compared with intravascular ultrasound

      Abstract

      We compared 16-slice computed tomography with intravascular ultrasound in the detection of unstable component characteristics of nonstenotic plaque responsible for acute coronary syndrome. Computed tomography accurately assessed plaque eccentricity, calcification, and remodeling, and intraplaque hypodensity correlated with intravascular ultrasound echolucent area.
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