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Angioplasty under ultrasound?
Author(s): Christopher J. Burrell M.D.; Richard I. Kitney; Keith Straughan; Martin T. Rothman M.D.
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we discuss some of the problems associated with attempting to image blood vessels using ultrasound from an intravascular approach. These include device miniaturisation, ultrasonic problems, difficulties with positioning and orientation of the device, and problems associated specifically with imaging catheters incorporating mechanically rotating parts. Some of the possible solutions are suggested, in terms of modification of transducer design, which may ultimately allow us to realise the goal of directing intraluminal treatment devices by means of intravascular, ultrasonic imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17579
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Christopher J. Burrell M.D., London Hospital (United Kingdom)
Richard I. Kitney, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Keith Straughan, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Martin T. Rothman M.D., London Hospital (United Kingdom)

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

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