ParisK: Correlation of Imaging Techniques With Histology "ParisK"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Patients with a carotid artery stenosis, who are scheduled for carotid endarterectomy
- Age 18 years or older (no maximum age)
- Informed consent by signing informed consent form regarding this study
- Inclusion criteria for carotid endarterectomy
1. Symptomatic carotid artery stenosis 70-99% within 3 months of neurological symptoms
2. Symptomatic carotid artery stenosis 50-99% in man within 2 weeks of neurological symptoms
3. Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis 70-99% with contralateral occlusion

Exclusion Criteria

- Severe co-morbidity, dementia or pregnancy
- Standard contra-indications for MRI (ferromagnetic implants like pacemakers or other electronic implants, metallic eye fragments, vascular clips, claustrophobia, etc.)
- Patients who have a documented allergy to MRI or CT contrast media
- Patients with a renal clearance <30 ml/min are not eligible to undergo contrast-enhanced MRI
- Patients with a renal clearance <60 ml/min are not eligible to undergo CT
- Surgery planned within 4 days of inclusion