State of the art CT and MR imaging and assessment of atherosclerotic carotid artery disease: standardization of scanning protocols and measurements - a consensus document by the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR)

Luca Saba, C Loewe, T Weikert , Michelle C Williams, N Galea , R.P.J Budde , Rens Vliegenthart, BK Velthuis , M Francone , J Bremerich , L Natale , Konstantin Nikolaou, JN Dacher , C Peebles , F Caobelli, A Redheuil, M Dewey , K. F. Kreitner, Roberto Salgado

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The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) is the European specialist society of cardiac and vascular Imaging. This society’s highest priority is the continuous improvement, development and standardization of education, training, and best medical practice, based on experience and evidence. The present intra-society consensus is based on the existing scientific evidence and on the individual experience of the members of the ESCR writing group on carotid diseases, the members of the ESCR guidelines committee, as well as of the members of the executive committee of the ESCR. The recommendations published herein reflect the evidence-based society opinion of ESCR.
We have produced a twin-papers consensus, indicated through the documents as respectively “Part I” and “Part II”.
The first document (Part I) begins with a discussion of features, role, indications and evidence for CT and MR imaging-based diagnosis of carotid artery disease for risk stratification and prediction of stroke (Section 1). It then provides an extensive overview and insight into imaging-derived biomarkers and their potential use in risk stratification (Section 2). Finally, detailed recommendations about optimized imaging technique and imaging strategies are summarized (Section 3).
The second part of this consensus paper (Part II) is focused on structured reporting of carotid imaging studies with CT/MR.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Radiology
Early online date4 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Oct 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • carotid artery diseases
  • consensus
  • CT angiography
  • MR
  • Atherosclerotic plaque

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