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Percutaneous transluminal angioscopy of the pulmonary artery
Author(s): Tomomitsu Oshima; Junichi Hirose; Michihiko Sasaki; Osamu Morizuki; Yasumi Uchida
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Paper Abstract

The morphologic changes of the pulmonary artery have been observed by angiography, but angiography shows only the shadows of the changes actually occurring. Recent advances in fiberscopic technology enabled us to observe the coronary artery, great vessels, cardiac chambers and the pulmonary artery by angioscopy4 We report here angioscopic features of the pulmonary artery in patients with pulmonary thromboernbolism, pulmonary hypertension and rheumatic valvular disease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1893, Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146339
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Tomomitsu Oshima, Funabashi-Futawa Hospital (Japan)
Junichi Hirose, Funabashi-Futawa Hospital (Japan)
Michihiko Sasaki, Funabashi-Futawa Hospital (Japan)
Osamu Morizuki, Funabashi-Futawa Hospital (Japan)
Yasumi Uchida, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1893:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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