Atherosclerosis immunoimaging by positron emission tomography

Carlos Pérez-Medina (Corresponding author), Zahi A. Fayad, Willem J.M. Mulder

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The immune system's role in atherosclerosis has long been an important research topic and is increasingly investigated for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Therefore, noninvasive imaging of hematopoietic organs and immune cells will undoubtedly improve atherosclerosis phenotyping and serve as a monitoring method for immunotherapeutic treatments. Among the available imaging techniques, positron emission tomography's unique features make it an ideal tool to quantitatively image the immune response in the context of atherosclerosis and afford reliable readouts to guide medical interventions in cardiovascular disease. Here, we summarize the state of the art in the field of atherosclerosis positron emission tomography immunoimaging and provide an outlook on current and future applications.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)865-873
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftArteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 apr 2020

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