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Characterization of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques by Dual Energy Computed Tomography

Abstract Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most prevalent cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerosis which is the condition of plaque buildup on the inside of the coronary artery wall is the main cause of CHD. Rupture of unstable atherosclerotic coronary plaque is known to be the cause of acute coronary syndrome. The composition of plaque is important for detection of plaque vulnerability. Due to prognostic importance of early stage identification, non-invasive assessment of plaque characterization is necessary. Computed tomography (CT) has emerged as a non-invasive alternative to coronary angiography. Recently, dual energy CT (DECT) coronary angiography has been performed clinically. DECT scanners use two different X-ray energies in order to deter... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Yamak, Didem (Author) / Akay, Metin (Advisor) / Muthuswamy, Jit (Committee member) / Akay, Yasemin (Committee member) / Pavlicek, William (Committee member) / Vernon, Brent (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Atherosclerosis / Dual Energy Computed Tomography / feature extraction / feature selection
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 139 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Bioengineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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