In Vivo Detection of Lipid-Core Plaques by Coronary CT Angiography: A Head-to-Head Comparison with Histologic Findings.

In Vivo Detection of Lipid-Core Plaques by Coronary CT Angiography: A Head-to-Head Comparison with Histologic Findings. Korean J Radiol. 2020 Feb;21(2):210-217 Authors: Yin WH, Zhang Y, Li XN, Wang HY, An YQ, Sun Y, Hou ZH, Gao Y, Lu B, Zheng Z Abstract OBJECTIVE: We sought to distinguish lipid plaques using a CT quantitative pixel density histogram, based on the pathological diagnosis of lipid cores as the gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients awaiting heart transplantation due to end-stage coronary heart disease underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) spectroscopy prior to heart transplantation; coronary artery pathological analysis was performed for all patients. Lipid-core plaques were defined pathologically as manifesting a lipid core diameter> 200 μm, a circumference> 60 degrees, and a cap thickness
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