Atherosclerotic plaque components characterization and macrophage infiltration identification by intravascular ultrasound elastography based on b-mode analysis: validation in vivo

@article{Zhang2010AtheroscleroticPC,
  title={Atherosclerotic plaque components characterization and macrophage infiltration identification by intravascular ultrasound elastography based on b-mode analysis: validation in vivo},
  author={Pengfei Zhang and H. Su and Mei Zhang and Ji-fu Li and Chun-xi Liu and Shi-fang Ding and Ya Miao and Liang Chen and Xiao-Nan Li and Xin Yi and Yun Zhang},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={39-49}
}
Intravascular ultrasound elastography (IVUSE) is a promising imaging technique for early investigation of vulnerable plaques. Compared to radiofrequency signal processing, digital B-mode analysis is simple and of higher portability. However, rare studies have been reported validating the latter technique in vivo. In this study, we developed an IVUSE computer software system involving semi-automatic border delineation and block-matching algorithm and validated the system in vivo. Seven minipigs… CONTINUE READING

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