Coronary artery characterization based on tissue elasticity imaging - In vivo assessment

Tsuyoshi Shiina, Naotaka Nitta, Masakazu Yamagishi

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Diagnosis of pathologies like atherosclerotic plaque is important for preventing plaque rupture, which induces acute ischemic syndromes. We investigated a method of diagnosing plaque based on elasticity imaging using IVUS that reflects mechanical properties of the tissue of arteries. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of the developed measurement systems for characterizing coronary arteries. To this end, we conducted in-vivo tests of performance and demonstrated that different types of plaque can be discriminated, revealing the potential of elasticity imaging for diagnosing types of plaque and preventing plaque rupture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1855-1858
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2002 Oct 82002 Oct 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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