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IVUS can do all this," says Cleveland Clinic interventional cardiologist Rishi Puri, MD, PhD.
However, the catheter inserted to take the IVUS image heavily deforms the blood vessel, as shown in Figure 1.
The purpose of this study was to characterize cardiovascular tissue components and analyze the different tissue properties for predicting a coronary vulnerable plaque in IVUS images.
It may be difficult to visualize the dissection and hematoma by coronary angiography , and IVUS and optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be valuable in establishing the correct diagnosis and in planning the management procedure.
Similarly, oblong-shaped focused IVUS transducers using PZT were also able to improve the lateral resolution .
The purpose of this study was to detect plaque composition at LMCA bifurcation lesions by IVUS.
An image gradient is commonly used for calculating the speed function in the level set method, but it cannot work well in the IVUS image.
Late and very late drug-eluting stent malapposition: serial 2-year quantitative IVUS analysis.
At that time, the subjects underwent angiography, then conventional gray-scale intravascular ultrasonography and the newly available RF IVUS of the left main coronary artery and the proximal 6-8 cm of each of the major epicardial coronary arteries.
InfraReDx recently launched the LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System, the world's first and only intravascular imaging system that combines and co-registers grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with the company's proprietary near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy lipid core plaque (LCP) detection technology, to improve the safety and effectiveness of stenting procedures.
"OCT is one of these new tools, like FFR and IVUS, that can help answer many of the questions left unclear by a two-dimensional x-ray image."
Boston Scientific recently launched its iCross coronary imaging catheter, a product designed to improve the deliverability of the company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology, the iLab ultrasound imaging system.
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