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Inflammation in Coronary Atherosclerosis: Insights from Cardiac Computed Tomography

posted on 07.12.2020, 21:09 by ANDREW KUAN LIN
Inflammation of the heart arteries plays an important role in the build up of cholesterol deposits which can lead to heart attacks. CT scans of the heart can now be used to detect and measure the amount of inflammation, by assessing the fat around the vessels. This thesis combines CT imaging of fat surrounding the heart arteries with state-of-the-art software and artificial intelligence techniques, to identify patients who may be at risk of future heart attacks.


Principal supervisor

Dennis Thiam Leong Wong

Additional supervisor 1

Nitesh Nerlekar

Additional supervisor 2

Stephen Nicholls

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Medicine - Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Health

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type