Vascular Imaging

Kiyoko Uno, Jordan Andrews, Stephen J. Nicholls

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Technological advances in arterial wall imaging provide a unique opportunity to characterize the factors that influence the natural history of atherosclerosis. Using a range of modalities, it is now possible to image the artery wall in a range of vascular territories both invasively and noninvasively. This permits evaluation of the burden, composition, and potentially the functionality of atherosclerotic disease. Using these techniques, studies have demonstrated the presence of diffuse atherosclerosis in the patient with diabetes, associated with calcification, necrosis, impaired vascular remodeling, and accelerated progression of disease. Clinical trials have demonstrated that targeting metabolic risk factors in diabetes has a favorable effect on disease progression. The utility of vascular imaging in the clinical evaluation of the patient with diabetes remains to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Cardiovascular Complications in Diabetes
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781118337967
ISBN (Print)9780470659496
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 21 Mar 2014


  • Artery wall
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Imaging
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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