Plaque density on CT, a potential marker of ischemic stroke

J. M. Serfaty, M. Nonent, N. Nighoghossian, F. Rouhart, L. Derex, C. Rotaru, P. Chirossel, G. Thabut, B. Guias, J. F. Heautot, P. Gouny, A. De La Vega, C. Pachai, R. Ecochard, J. Villard, P. C. Douek

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The authors sought to determine in a retrospective analysis whether carotid plaque soft TD on CT is associated with recent ischemic neurologic events. Among 141 patients (99 asymptomatic), 106 plaques with more than 50% stenosis were selected for density measurements. They found an odds ratio for neurologic events associated with a 10-point decrease in density of 1.54 (p = 0.002), showing an association between plaque density and neurologic events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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