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Visualization In Human Coronary Artery By 5F Balloon Catheter Endoscope
Author(s): T. Arai; M. Nakagawa; M. Kikuchi; K. Mizuno; A Miyamoto; Y. Okamoto; T. Shibuya; K, Satomura; K Arakawa; K Horiuchi; K. Isojima; A Kurita; H. Nakamura; A. Utsumi; K Takeuchi; M. Katoh
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Paper Abstract

We successfully made visualization of 81 human coronary arteries in 75 patients by newly developed 5F coronary balloon endoscope catheter. In all case, patient target lesions were directly visualized as one of ordinary diagnosis. 80% of the success percentage for sufficient visualizaion to clinical diagnosis was attained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1067, Optical Fibers in Medicine IV, (15 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952120
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T. Arai, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
M. Nakagawa, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
M. Kikuchi, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
K. Mizuno, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
A Miyamoto, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
Y. Okamoto, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
T. Shibuya, Deoartment of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
K, Satomura, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
K Arakawa, DPnartmPnt nf the 1st Tntprnal Medicine (Japan)
K Horiuchi, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
K. Isojima, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
A Kurita, Deoartment of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
H. Nakamura, Department of the 1st Internal Medicine (Japan)
A. Utsumi, Mitsubishi Cable, Indus. Ltd (Japan)
K Takeuchi, Fukuda Denshi Co (Japan)
M. Katoh, Hamamatsu Photonics (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1067:
Optical Fibers in Medicine IV
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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