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26 May 1994 Application of tissue characterization in intravascular ultrasound imaging
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Current intravascular ultrasound imaging technology is able to determine the extent and distribution of pathologic processes within the vessel wall, but is not highly sensitive in discriminating between certain types of tissue. `Tissue characterization' refers to a set of computer-based techniques that utilize features of the ultrasound signal beyond basic amplitude to help define the composition of the tissue of interest. This technique involves quantitative analysis of the ultrasound signals reflected from tissue before these signals pass through the processing steps in the ultrasound instrument.
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William L. Mullen M.D., Peter J. Fitzgerald, and Paul G. Yock M.D. "Application of tissue characterization in intravascular ultrasound imaging", Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994);

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