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Vol 61, No 4 (2002)
Technical Note
Published online: 2002-08-29
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Intravascular ultrasound assessment of blood vessel morphology

Łukasz Chrzanowski, Kazimierz Jędrzejewski
Folia Morphol 2002;61(4):309-312.

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Vol 61, No 4 (2002)
Technical Note
Published online: 2002-08-29
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is an invasive imaging technique, characterized by the ability to depict the tomographic section of blood vessels’ lumen and wall. Thus, it enables the performance of a unique in-vivo assessment of the luminal area and three-layer wall morphology, as well as atherosclerosis within the vessel. The typical composition of an IVUS image and the measurements of observed structures have been shown to correlate well with histology and angioscopy in several in vitro studies. The existing data on intravascular imaging of the aorta are scant. In this study, the preliminary results of in-vitro IVUS examination of human descending aorta morphology are presented, with reference to the corresponding histological section.

Abstract

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is an invasive imaging technique, characterized by the ability to depict the tomographic section of blood vessels’ lumen and wall. Thus, it enables the performance of a unique in-vivo assessment of the luminal area and three-layer wall morphology, as well as atherosclerosis within the vessel. The typical composition of an IVUS image and the measurements of observed structures have been shown to correlate well with histology and angioscopy in several in vitro studies. The existing data on intravascular imaging of the aorta are scant. In this study, the preliminary results of in-vitro IVUS examination of human descending aorta morphology are presented, with reference to the corresponding histological section.
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Keywords

blood vessel; morphology; ultrasound

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Title

Intravascular ultrasound assessment of blood vessel morphology

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 61, No 4 (2002)

Pages

309-312

Published online

2002-08-29

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2002;61(4):309-312.

Keywords

blood vessel
morphology
ultrasound

Authors

Łukasz Chrzanowski
Kazimierz Jędrzejewski

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