Advances in Intravascular Imaging

Grayscale IVUS is the current workhorse in the catheterization laboratory, especially, during percutaneous interventional procedures where lumen dimensions, plaque burden, and assessment of stent implantation and procedural complications are important

Akiko Maehara; Gary S. Mintz; Neil J. Weissman

2009

Key concepts

Scholarcy highlights

  • Grayscale IVUS is the current workhorse in the catheterization laboratory, especially, during percutaneous interventional procedures where lumen dimensions, plaque burden, and assessment of stent implantation and procedural complications are important
  • VH-IVUS was developed to improve on the limited ability of grayscale IVUS to assess plaque composition, especially detection of the lipid-rich NC
  • Early prototypes indicate the possibility to combine multiple modalities into 1 catheter and console

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