MMP tracer quantification results.

<p>Quantification of fluorescence intensity 3 h post injection of Cy5.5-AF443 (n = 17) or the non-targeted control dye Cy5.5-glycin (n = 5). Absolute <i>in situ</i> MMP tracer uptake [AU] (A). P/B (plaque to background) ratios of the MMP tracer (B) and of the non-targeted control dye (C). MMP tracer correlation of <i>in situ</i> to <i>ex vivo</i> findings (D) as well as of P/B ratios to plaque size (E) (n = 6). For panel A, B and C, paired t-tests were performed.</p>