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Figure 2 | Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Figure 2

From: Fast three-dimensional black-blood MR imaging for carotid artery intra-plaque haemorrhage using DANTE-prepared FLASH (3D-DASH)

Figure 2

This histology figure confirms the presence of intra-plaque haemorrhage of the patient plaque in Fig. 4. a) Hematoxylin and eosin stain(H&E). * lumen; § fibrous cap; +surgical artefacts. b) Maisson's trichrome staining of serial 5 μm plaque sections. These images show a large lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC) within an eccentric carotid atherosclerotic plaque with recent intra-plaque haemorrhage (IPH). c) Fibrin (in blood) stained bright pink in H&E and bright red in trichrome. Background lipid core seen as cholesterol clefts. Collagen stained green in trichrome. Calcification stained blue by haematoxylin and remained pale/unstained in trichrome. d) Image taken from section location 6 mm above bifurcation.

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