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1 May 1991 Intravascular ultrasound imaging and intracardiac echocardiography: recent developments and future directions
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Proceedings Volume 1425, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44036
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Recent advances in catheter-based ultrasound imaging technology have led to the clinical reality of imaging coronary arteries and other vasculature in a manner that was not possible in the past. For the first time dynamic cross-sectional views of blood vessels can be obtained in patients in real time. Currently available instruments include catheters that contain a mechanically rotating ultrasound probe, catheters in which the ultrasound crystal is fixed but a rotating mirror transmits and receives ultrasound in a circumferential format and catheters with synthetic aperture array processing. Considerable amount of in vitro work has given a fundamental basis for interpreting intravascular ultrasound images and for using the technique in a quantitative manner to assess vascular anatomy. The feasibility studies, the current cited clinical applications and the areas where further work is required are reviewed.
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Natesa G. Pandian M.D. "Intravascular ultrasound imaging and intracardiac echocardiography: recent developments and future directions", Proc. SPIE 1425, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions, (1 May 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44036
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