IVUS-based imaging modalities for tissue characterization: similarities and differences

@inproceedings{GarciaGarcia2010IVUSbasedIM,
  title={IVUS-based imaging modalities for tissue characterization: similarities and differences},
  author={H. M. Garcia-Garcia and Bill D. Gogas and Patrick W. Serruys and Nico Bruining},
  booktitle={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2010}
}
Gray-scale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is the modality that has been established as the golden standard for in vivo imaging of the vessel wall of the coronary arteries. The use of IVUS in clinical practice is an important diagnostic tool used for quantitative assessment of coronary artery disease. This has made IVUS the de-facto invasive imaging method to evaluate new interventional therapies such as new stent designs and for atherosclerosis progression-regression studies. However, the gray… CONTINUE READING