At-risk aortic plaque can be identified by FDG-PET/CT

09/27/2010 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Standard FDG-PET/CT imaging can help identify vulnerable aortic plaque in patients with a history of coronary artery disease, according to a Canadian study presented at this week's ASNC conference in Philadelphia. The researchers also uncovered a low rate of very positive FDG uptake among ischemic heart disease patients, suggesting the need for decisive secondary risk factor adjustment via statin and lipid-lowering treatments.

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