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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00416065
Verified November 2006 by Rambam Health Care Campus. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the presence, location and intensity of FDG uptake in the large arteries using the new technology of fused PET/CT imaging and to compare FDG uptake with the presence of arterial calcifications as seen on the simultaneously acquired CT, in order to determine if FDG was increases incalcified plaque or in a different location in the arterial wall. we will also evaluate the relationship between FDG localization and future cardiovascular events in out patient population
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients referred for clinical FDG-PET/CT studies
Patients 50 yr or older
Patients signed informed consent
Patients unable or unwilling to tolerate the scan until its completion