PET/CT to Identify "Vulnerable" Arterial Plaque

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    Rambam Health Care Campus
Updated on 22 January 2022
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The purpose of this research is to evaluate the presence, location and intensity of FDG uptake in the large arteries using the new technology of fused PET/CT imaging and to compare FDG uptake with the presence of arterial calcifications as seen on the simultaneously acquired CT, in order to determine if FDG was increases incalcified plaque or in a different location in the arterial wall. we will also evaluate the relationship between FDG localization and future cardiovascular events in out patient population

Condition Cancer
Treatment PET/CT imaging
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT00416065
SponsorRambam Health Care Campus
Last Modified on22 January 2022

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