Nuclear Cardiology in the Literature: A selection of recent, original research papers
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Sodium-fluoride PET-CT for the non-invasive evaluation of coronary plaques in symptomatic patients with coronary artery disease: a cross-correlation study with intravascular ultrasound
Li Li, Xiang Li, Yongping Jia, Jiamao Fan, Huifeng Wang, Chunyu Fan, Lei Wu, Xincheng Si, Xinzhong Hao, Ping Wu, Min Yan, Ruonan Wang, Guang Hu, Jianzhong Liu, Zhifang Wu, Marcus Hacker and Sijin Li
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2018) 45:2181–2189
Context: Coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allows for identification and quantification of intraplaque features. Coronary atherosclerosis imaging with 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) allows for assessment of intraplaque calcification, which is a feature of plaque vulnerability.
Methods and Results: The authors aimed to study the relationship between 18F-NaF uptake in the coronary arteries and plaque composition on coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease...