Contrast-enhanced intravascular ultrasound: validation of a new technique for delineation of the vessel wall boundary.

@article{Hausmann1994ContrastenhancedIU,
  title={Contrast-enhanced intravascular ultrasound: validation of a new technique for delineation of the vessel wall boundary.},
  author={Dirk Hausmann and Krishnankutty Sudhir and Willian Mullen and Peter J. Fitzgerald and Thomas A. Ports and Werner Guenther Daniel and Paul G. Yock},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={981-7}
}
OBJECTIVES We evaluated a new technique for delineation of the vessel wall surface during intravascular ultrasound imaging using echogenic contrast agents. BACKGROUND Intravascular ultrasound is used for detection of complex vessel wall structures after catheter-based interventions; however, differentiation between the lumen and these wall structures can be difficult. METHODS In 12 anesthetized dogs, intracoronary ultrasound was performed during intracoronary bolus injection (3 and 6 ml) of… CONTINUE READING