Development of integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound for tissue characterization of coronary plaques.

@article{Okubo2008DevelopmentOI,
  title={Development of integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound for tissue characterization of coronary plaques.},
  author={Munenori Okubo and Masanori Kawasaki and Yoshiyuki Ishihara and Urara Takeyama and Tomoki Kubota and Takahiko Yamaki and Shinsuke Ojio and Kazuhiko Nishigaki and Genzou Takemura and Masanao Saio and Tsuyoshi Takami and Shinya Minatoguchi and Hisayoshi Fujiwara},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={655-63}
}
Tissue characterization of plaques of coronary arteries is important to clarify the process of acute coronary syndrome and prevent it. The purpose of this study is to develop an online integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS) system and validate the diagnostic accuracy for the characterization of coronary plaques. A personal computer equipped with custom software was connected to an IVUS imaging system. Images were acquired from 242 segments of 46 coronary arteries from 25… CONTINUE READING