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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Dec;197(6):W1046-51. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.6758.

Imaging assessment of cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic adults.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA. radecl@vmmc.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article will address the role of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and carotid intima-media thickness screening in asymptomatic at-risk adults and the broader concept of vulnerable plaque as it applies to this population.

CONCLUSION:

Imaging for assessment of cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic adults has been the subject of considerable interest and some controversy. The incorporation of CAC and carotid intima-media thickness assessment into recent guidelines reflects the growing evidence base for these applications.

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22109318
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