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Ultrasonic Imaging Catheter
Author(s): Robert A Ellis; Robert J Crowley; Martin M Eyllon
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Paper Abstract

We report on a new imaging catheter using high frequency ultrasound to produce short range (8 mm), high resolution rotary scan images from within blood vessels. The objective of the system is to aid the interventional physician in performing angioplasty on stenoses. This system provides an adjunct, and potentially an alternative, to fluoroscopy and optical angioscopy in the diagnosis and visualization of stenotic lesions. We have constructed prototypes of a 6 F (2 mm) system and begun clinical evaluation in human peripheral vessels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0904, Microsensors and Catheter-Based Imaging Technology, (8 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945245
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A Ellis, Microvasive, Inc. (United States)
Robert J Crowley, Microvasive, Inc. (United States)
Martin M Eyllon, Microvasive, Inc. (United States)


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

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