A Study of the Character of Carotid Plaques Using MRI


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 14-007356
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-007356

About this study

The purpose of this study is to look at imaging characteristics of carotid plaques in symptomatic versus asymptomatic patients. Patients will undergo carotid plaque imaging with MRI and findings will be correlated with patient symptomatic status.



Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Require imaging for evaluation of known carotid artery stenosis at the Mayo Clinic

Exclusion Criteria  

  • Pregnant or nursing 
  • Doesn't have carotid stenosis
  • Has contraindication to MRI with gadolinium

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Huston, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Suson Walsh CCRP




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