ScienceDaily (2010-05-31) -- Researchers have shown that use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an animal model can noninvasively identify dangerous plaques. The findings offer possible applications in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis.
2. Atheroma (Atheromatous plaque)動脈粥樣化:an accumulation and swelling in artery walls that is made up of cells (mostly macrophage cells), or cell debris, that contain lipids (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium and a variable amount of fibrous connective tissue. In the context of heart or artery matters, atheromata are commonly referred to as atheromatous plaques. It is an unhealthy condition, but is found in most humans.
4. Artery (動脈)
Alkystis Phinikaridou, Frederick L. Ruberg, Kevin J. Hallock, Ye Qiao, Ning Hua, Jason Viereck, and James A. Hamilton. In vivo Detection of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque by MRI in a Rabbit Model. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2010;3:323-332 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.109.918524