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Nieuwstadt, H.A. (author), Kassar, Z.A.M. (author), Van der Lugt, A. (author), Breeuwer, M. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Wentzel, J.J. (author), Gijsen, F.J.H. (author)
Background The benefits of a decreased slice thickness and/or in-plane voxel size in carotid MRI for atherosclerotic plaque component quantification accuracy and biomechanical peak cap stress analysis have not yet been investigated in detail because of practical limitations. Methods In order to provide a methodology that allows such an...
journal article 2015
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Kruizinga, P. (author), Springeling, G. (author), Van Soest, G. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), De Jong, N. (author), Robertus, J.L. (author), Van der Lugt, A. (author)
We introduce a method for photoacoustic imaging of the carotid artery, tailored toward detection of lipid-rich atherosclerotic lesions. A common human carotid artery was obtained at autopsy, embedded in a neck mimicking phantom and imaged with a multimodality imaging system using interstitial illumination. Light was delivered through a 1.25-mm...
journal article 2014
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Nieuwstadt, H.A. (author), Van der Lugt, A. (author), Kassar, Z.A.M. (author), Breeuwer, M. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Gijsen, F.J.H. (author)
Carotid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to noninvasively assess atherosclerotic plaque fibrous cap (FC) status, which is closely related to ischemic stroke. Acquiring anisotropic voxels improves in-plane visualization, however, an oblique scan plane orientation could then obscure a FC (i.e., contrast below the noise level) and thus...
journal article 2014
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Akyildiz, A.C. (author), Speelman, L. (author), Van Brummelen, H. (author), GutiƩrrez, M.A. (author), Virmani, R. (author), Van der Lugt, A. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Wentzel, J.J. (author), Gijsen, F.J.H. (author)
Background: Rupture of the cap of a vulnerable plaque present in a coronary vessel may cause myocardial infarction and death. Cap rupture occurs when the peak cap stress exceeds the cap strength. The mechanical stress within a cap depends on the plaque morphology and the material characteristics of the plaque components. A parametric study was...
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