Non-invasive 3D imaging of the human cartoid artery with volumetric optoacoustic tomography vMSOT

By I. Ivankovic & Prof. D. Razansky

The majority of ischemic strokes are caused by atherosclerotic carotid arteries, specifically in the carotid bifurcation area [1]. Much effort in stroke prevention is directed towards early diagnostic or screening methods that could categorize patients as either high or low risk. In such screening methods it is essential to characterize the stability of any atherosclerotic plaque rapidly and in a noninvasive manner.

Cardiovascular Imaging 3D vMSOT Razansky AprilMay2019