Tissue characterization of atherosclerotic plaques by intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency signal analysis: an in vitro study of human coronary arteries.

@article{Komiyama2000TissueCO,
  title={Tissue characterization of atherosclerotic plaques by intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency signal analysis: an in vitro study of human coronary arteries.},
  author={Nobuyuki Komiyama and Gerald J. Berry and Melanie Kolz and Akito Oshima and Johan A. J. Metz and Peter Preuss and Axel F Brisken and M Pauliina Moore and Paul G. Yock and Peter J. Fitzgerald},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={565-74}
}
BACKGROUND Conventional gray-scale images of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) cannot accurately differentiate histologic subtypes of sonolucent coronary plaques with or without a lipid core. METHODS We analyzed radiofrequency signals obtained in vitro from 24 regions of interest (ROI) of noncalcified (sonolucent) plaques in 10 atherosclerotic coronary… CONTINUE READING