1 July 1990 Angioplasty under ultrasound?
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Proceedings Volume 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17579
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
In this paper, we discuss some of the problems associated with attempting to image blood vessels using ultrasound from an intravascular approach. These include device miniaturisation, ultrasonic problems, difficulties with positioning and orientation of the device, and problems associated specifically with imaging catheters incorporating mechanically rotating parts. Some of the possible solutions are suggested, in terms of modification of transducer design, which may ultimately allow us to realise the goal of directing intraluminal treatment devices by means of intravascular, ultrasonic imaging.
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Christopher J. Burrell, Richard I. Kitney, Keith Straughan, Martin T. Rothman, "Angioplasty under ultrasound?", Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17579; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17579

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