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Intravascular ultrasonic characterization of coronary structure
Author(s): Peter J. Fitzgerald
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Paper Abstract

Ultrasonic intravascular imaging is a rapidly developing technology that permits unique visualization of the inner architecture of peripheral and coronary vessels. A number of groups have published limited trials using these devices directed at assessing their safety and ability to accurately represent endovascular detail. The challenge that lies ahead is to prove that this technology is useful clinically for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. The potential clinical utilities that appear realistic include; (i) quantitating the degree of vascular stenosis, (ii) guiding interventional therapies, and (iii) tissue characterization of atheromatous plaques. Although preliminary results are encouraging in each of these categories, additional work is needed to determine what clinical impact this imaging modality will have in vascular disease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17577
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Peter J. Fitzgerald, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1201:
Optical Fibers in Medicine V
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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