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Application of tissue characterization in intravascular ultrasound imaging
Author(s): William L. Mullen; Peter J. Fitzgerald; Paul G. Yock
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Paper Abstract

Current intravascular ultrasound imaging technology is able to determine the extent and distribution of pathologic processes within the vessel wall, but is not highly sensitive in discriminating between certain types of tissue. `Tissue characterization' refers to a set of computer-based techniques that utilize features of the ultrasound signal beyond basic amplitude to help define the composition of the tissue of interest. This technique involves quantitative analysis of the ultrasound signals reflected from tissue before these signals pass through the processing steps in the ultrasound instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176562
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William L. Mullen, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Peter J. Fitzgerald, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Paul G. Yock, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2132:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II
Leonard J. Cerullo; Kenneth S. Heiferman; Hong Liu; Halina Podbielska; Abund Ottokar Wist; Lucia J. Zamorano, Editor(s)

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