Medicine » Diagnostics

Intravascular Ultrasound

Edited by Yasuhiro Honda, ISBN 978-953-307-900-4, 218 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 01, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/865
Edited Volume

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a cardiovascular imaging technology using a specially designed catheter with a miniaturized ultrasound probe for the assessment of vascular anatomy with detailed visualization of arterial layers. Over the past two decades, this technology has developed into an indispensable tool for research and clinical practice in cardiovascular medicine, offering the opportunity to gather diagnostic information about the process of atherosclerosis in vivo, and to directly observe the effects of various interventions on the plaque and arterial wall. This book aims to give a comprehensive overview of this rapidly evolving technique from basic principles and instrumentation to research and clinical applications with future perspectives.