Computed Tomographic Distinction of Intimal and Medial Calcification in the Intracranial Internal Carotid Artery

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Kockelkoren, Remko; Vos, Annelotte; Van Hecke, Wim; Vink, Aryan; Bleys, Ronald L. A. W.; Verdoorn, Daphne; Mali, Willem P. Th. M.; Hendrikse, Jeroen; Koek, Huiberdina L.; de Jong, Pim A.; De Vis, Jill B.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 12, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168360, pmc: PMC5218397
  • Subject: Vascular Medicine | Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Anatomy | Cardiovascular Anatomy | Arteries | Diagnostic Radiology | Radiology and Imaging | Epidemiology | Histology | Tomography | Neurology | Cerebral Arteries | Biology and Life Sciences | Cerebrovascular Diseases | Surgical and Invasive Medical Procedures | Neuroscience | Research and Analysis Methods | Physiology | Blood Vessels | Medicine | Carotid Arteries | Stroke | Neuroimaging | Genetic Epidemiology | Q | R | Imaging Techniques | Computed Axial Tomography | Science | Journal Article | Physiological Processes | Calcification | Medicine and Health Sciences | Autopsy

BACKGROUND: Intracranial internal carotid artery (iICA) calcification is associated with stroke and is often seen as a proxy of atherosclerosis of the intima. However, it was recently shown that these calcifications are predominantly located in the tunica media and inte... View more
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