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Imaging Tracer Allows Early Evaluation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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With the development of a novel tracer, single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) imaging could potentially be used to assess a patient’s rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), allowing better management of this disease. Examples of ex vivo photography (A) and autoradiography (B) of aortae and carotid arteries from apoE-/-mice with CaCl2-induced carotid aneurysm injected with 99mTc-RYM1 without (left) and with the pre-injection of an excess of MMP inhibitor, RYM (right). Courtesy of Jakub Toczek et al., Yale Cardiovascular Research...Read full article

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