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Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging of Human Coronary Arteries In Vivo: Analysis of Tissue Characterizations With Comparison to In Vitro Histological Specimens
BackgroundIntravascular ultrasound imaging was performed in 27 patients after coronary balloon angioplasty to quantify the lumen and atheroma cross-sectional areas. Methods and ResultsA 20-MHzExpand
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Morphological effects of coronary balloon angioplasty in vivo assessed by intravascular ultrasound imaging.
BACKGROUND Histological examination of the effects of balloon angioplasty have been described from in vitro experiments and a limited number of pathologic specimens. Intravascular ultrasound imagingExpand
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Lessons from intravascular ultrasonography: Observations during interventional angioplasty procedures
This article reviews many of the applications of intravascular ultrasonic imaging for coronary and peripheral arterial disease. In vitro studies demonstrate an excellent correlation betweenExpand
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Unrecognized stenosis by angiography documented by intravascular ultrasound imaging.
This report documents how intravascular ultrasound imaging was used to diagnose a short "napkin-ring" stenosis that was missed by coronary angiography. Intravascular ultrasound revealed a lumen ofExpand
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Intravascular ultrasound cross-sectional arterial imaging before and after balloon angioplasty in vitro.
A prototype ultrasound imaging catheter was evaluated in vitro using 17 human atherosclerotic artery segments before and after balloon dilatation angioplasty. The catheter was 1.2 mm in diameter andExpand
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Intravascular ultrasound imaging.
Intravascular ultrasound imaging is a useful and promising modality that is capable of demonstrating the structure of blood vessel walls. It also provides a quantitative assessment of the amount ofExpand
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Morphological Effects of Coronary Balloon Angioplasty In Vivo Assessed by Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging
BackgroundHistological examination of the effects of balloon angioplasty have been described from in vitro experiments and a limited number of pathologic specimens. Intravascular ultrasound imagingExpand
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An explanation for discrepancy between angiographic and intravascular ultrasound measurements after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
OBJECTIVES This study attempted to determine why there is a discrepancy between angiographic and intravascular ultrasound measurements after coronary balloon angioplasty. BACKGROUND PreviousExpand
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The reproducibility of intravascular ultrasound imaging in vitro.
To determine which factors may affect the image quality when an intravascular ultrasound catheter is used in vivo, the influence of blood, temperature change, and contrast media were evaluated. InExpand
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Intravascular ultrasound imaging after excimer laser angioplasty.
To help elucidate the mechanism of excimer laser coronary angioplasty (ELCA), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging was performed in 19 of 29 patients who were treated with ELCA. The results wereExpand
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