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Research Article

Aortic and Internal Carotid Atherosclerosis in Patients with Carotid Stenosis: Semiautomatic Volumetric Analysis of Low-Attenuation Plaque on Curved Planar Reformations Using MDCT Angiographic Data

Table 2

Comparisons of plaque volumes in aortic arch and ICA between 28 group 1 patients and 37 group 2 patients.

Volumes (mm3) of uncalcified plaqueGroup 1 patients Group 2 patients p-value
< 70 years old ≥ 70 years old
(n =28)(n=37)
Mean mm3 ± sdMean mm3 ± sd

Aortic arch
 LPV297.0 ± 266.4447.6 ± 586.90.371
 TUPV2734.2 ± 1351.93996.7 ± 2450.00.002
 LPV/TUPV ratio (%)9.7 ± 5.99.1 ± 5.60.921
ICA
 LPV24.9 ± 22.544.1 ± 28.40.003
 TUPV183.8 ± 126.9361.5 ± 118.3< 0.001
 LPV/TUPV ratio (%)12.2 ± 7.311.4 ± 5.90.984

LPV: low-attenuation plaque volume, TUPV: total uncalcified plaque volume, sd: standard deviation.

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