Scintigraphic detection of atherosclerosis with radiolabeled low density lipoprotein

  • Douwe E. Atsma
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 133)


The noninvasive detection of early atherosclerosis can be accomplished by external scintigraphic imaging after injection of radiolabeled autologous low density lipoprotein (LDL). The radiolabeled LDL enters the forming atherosclerotic plaque, providing insight both in the localization of the lesions and the metabolic activity of the atherogenic process. Using this technique, atherosclerotic lesions have been imaged in animals and humans. This chapter discusses the present state of research with radiolabeled LDL and future developments.


Atherosclerotic Plaque Atherosclerotic Lesion External Imaging Clinic Coronary Primary Prevention Trial Research Clinic Coronary Primary Prevention 
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