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  • 1 August 2013 to 31 March 2014
  • Awards: Infrastructure Awards

The Infrastructure grant from the BHF CRE allowed us to fund the development of a new 10-channel carotid coil (MRI hardware) that was designed and built by Pulseteq Ltd. according to our specifications. The new coil improves carotid image quality and sensitivity for the quantification of plaque components, in particular for the measurement of lipid core size using our methods based on T2 mapping.

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Publications linked to this award:

1. Chai JT*, Biasiolli L*, Li L, Alkhalil M, Galassi F, Darby C, et al. Quantification of Lipid-Rich Core in Carotid Atherosclerosis Using Magnetic Resonance T2 Mapping. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2017; 10:747–56.

2. Alkhalil M, Biasiolli L, Chai JT, Galassi F, Li L, Darby C, et al. Quantification of carotid plaque lipid content with magnetic resonance T2 mapping in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. PLOS ONE. 2017; 12:e0181668.