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Research progress of coronary artery calcification and cognitive impairment and brain magnetic resonance imaging
QIN Rui  LI Tong  YUAN Hongtao  WANG Ximing 

Cite this article as: QIN R, LI T, YUAN H T, et al. Research progress of coronary artery calcification and cognitive impairment and brain magnetic resonance imaging[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(5): 166-170. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.05.029.

[Abstract] Coronary artery calcification (CAC) refers to the sclerosis caused by calcium salt deposition in coronary atherosclerotic plaques. It is a highly specific marker of coronary atherosclerosis. The degree of coronary artery calcification can be quantified and presented as coronary artery calcification score (CACS), which is closely related to cognitive impairment (CI). The pathogenesis and influencing factors between CAC and CI have not been elucidated. This paper reviews the research progress of CAC with CI from the perspective of brain magnetic resonance imaging, in order to further study the neuropathological mechanism of CAC with CI.
[Keywords] coronary artery calcium;magnetic resonance imaging;coronary artery calcification score;cognitive dysfunction;functional magnetic resonance imaging

QIN Rui   LI Tong   YUAN Hongtao   WANG Ximing*  

Department of Radiology, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong First Medical University, Jinan 250021, China

Corresponding author: Wang XM, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81871354, 81571672).
Received  2022-08-03
Accepted  2023-04-07
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.05.029
Cite this article as: QIN R, LI T, YUAN H T, et al. Research progress of coronary artery calcification and cognitive impairment and brain magnetic resonance imaging[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(5): 166-170. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.05.029.

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