Relationship between thin cap fibroatheroma identified by virtual histology and angioscopic yellow plaque in quantitative analysis with colorimetry.

@article{Yamamoto2009RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between thin cap fibroatheroma identified by virtual histology and angioscopic yellow plaque in quantitative analysis with colorimetry.},
  author={Masanori Yamamoto and Masamichi Takano and Kentaro Okamatsu and D Shigeki Murakami and Shigenobu Inami and Yong Xie and Koji Seimiya and Takayoshi Ohba and Yoshihiko Seino and Kyoichi Mizuno},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={497-502}
}
BACKGROUND Thin cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) is considered to be a vulnerable plaque. Virtual Histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) can precisely identify TCFA in vivo. Intense yellow plaque on angioscopy determined by quantitative colorimetry with L a b color space corresponds with histological TCFA; in particular, a plaque of color b value >23 indicates an atheroma with a fibrous cap thickness <100 mum. In the present study, the relationship between VH-TCFA and angioscopic plaque color… CONTINUE READING

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