TABLE 2

Prevalence, Distribution, and Extent of Calcification in Studied Arterial Walls

Value for:
ParameterRight common carotid arteryLeft common carotid arteryThoracic aortaAbdominal aortaRight iliac arteriesLeft iliac arteriesRight femoral arteriesLeft femoral arteries
No. of patients with calcification sites17 (23)23 (31)47 (63)57 (76)45 (60)50 (67)50 (67)51 (68)
No. of calcification sites32 (2)42 (2)349 (18)421 (22)183 (9)206 (11)361 (19)336 (17)
No. of calcification sites per affected segment (mean ± SD)1.9 ± 1.11.8 ± 0.97.4 ± 6.57.4 ± 4.54.0 ± 2.94.1 ± 3.57.2 ± 6.06.6 ± 5.9
Calcification score for lesions coincident with 18F-sodium fluoride uptake (mean ± SD)1.8 ± 0.91.6 ± 0.71.7 ± 0.92.0 ± 1.13.0 ± 0.83.1 ± 1.01.7 ± 1.11.7 ± 1.2
  • Values in parentheses are percentages.