Intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency analysis of coronary atherosclerosis: An emerging technology for the assessment of vulnerable plaque

Sameer K. Mehta, Justin R. McCrary, Andrew D. Frutkin, William J S Dolla, Steven P. Marso

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Abstract

Evaluation of atherosclerotic plaque composition and morphometry may yield insight into plaque biology and the mechanisms of plaque-associated thrombosis. Analysis of intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency (IVUS-RF) backscatter signal is one technology that provides in vivo assessment of both atherosclerotic plaque composition and morphometry. We summarize three different approaches to IVUS-RF and critique the studies using this technology. In addition, we address the potential application of IVUS-RF to assess vulnerable plaque.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1283-1288
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean heart journal
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Radiofrequency backscatter
  • Vulnerable plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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