Carotid plaque high-resolution MRI at 3 T: evaluation of a new imaging score for symptomatic plaque assessment
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 07/27/2012
Gury–Paquet L et al. – At 3 T, intra–plaque hemorrhage is the most specific criterion to characterize symptomatic carotid plaque. The Hemorrhage, Ulceration or cap rupture, Lipid–rich necrotic Core (HULC) score offers the best compromise between sensitivity and specificity.