1. Comparison of In Vivo Assessment of Vulnerable Plaque by 64-Slice Multislice Computed Tomography Versus Optical Coherence Tomography

    Comparison of In Vivo Assessment of Vulnerable Plaque by 64-Slice Multislice Computed Tomography Versus Optical Coherence Tomography
    The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of 64-slice multislice computed tomography (MSCT) to detect vulnerable plaque derived by optical coherence tomography. From September 2007 through December 2009, 122 lesions in 81 patients were evaluated by 64-slice MSCT and optical coherence tomography. Based on optical coherence tomographic findings, lesions were classified as thin-capped fibroatheroma (TCFA; n = 37) and non-TCFA (n = 85). Mean computed tomographic density value of the lesion was lower and remodeling index was larger in the TCFA group (44.9 ± 19.2 vs 78.7 ± 25.0 HU, p
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