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Development Of An Intravascular Ultrasonic Catheter Imaging System
Author(s): C R. Meyer; D W Fitting; E H Chiang; D M Williams; A J Buda
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Paper Abstract

A prototype ultrasonic imaging system typical of the size necessary to be embedded in a catheter delivery system was developed to examine the feasibility of high resolution, intravascular ultrasonic imaging in vivo. Although the current system is too large to be useful in examination of proximal coronary arteries, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and resolution obtained clearly indicate that catheter-borne, intravascular ultrasonic imaging is indeed feasible and could be very informative as an adjunct to angioplasty or vascular surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1988
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0904, Microsensors and Catheter-Based Imaging Technology, (8 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945242
Show Author Affiliations
C R. Meyer, University of Michigan (United States)
D W Fitting, University of Michigan (United States)
E H Chiang, University of Michigan (United States)
D M Williams, University of Michigan (United States)
A J Buda, University of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0904:
Microsensors and Catheter-Based Imaging Technology
Alan I. West, Editor(s)

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