Experience with the Multimodality Near-Infrared Spectroscopy/Intravascular Ultrasound Coronary Imaging System: Principles, Clinical Experience, and Ongoing Studies

Barbara A. Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Ryan D. Madder, James E. Muller, Sean Madden, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Abstract

Coronary near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a catheter-based imaging technique that can reliably detect lipid core plaques in the coronary artery wall. NIRS has now been combined with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in a single catheter. The combined NIRS/IVUS instrument provides all the information obtained by IVUS and adds lipid detection by NIRS. The instrument can detect large lipid core plaques that are at increased risk of causing periprocedural myocardial infarction during stenting. Preliminary data indicate that NIRS/IVUS imaging can identify vulnerable patients and vulnerable plaques associated with increased risk for spontaneous adverse cardiovascular events. Multiple ongoing studies are in progress to determine if NIRS/IVUS imaging can enhance the prediction of coronary events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Imaging
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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