TY - CHAP A1 - T. Kovarnik A2 - J. Horak ED1 - Yasuhiro Honda Y1 - 2012-02-01 PY - 2012 T1 - IVUS Guided PCI N2 - 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. BT - Intravascular Ultrasound SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21072 DO - 10.5772/21072 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-28 ER -