A Study of the Character of Carotid Plaques Using MRI


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Huston, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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