TY - CHAP A1 - Rafik Borji A2 - Matthew A. Franchek ED1 - Yasuhiro Honda Y1 - 2012-02-01 PY - 2012 T1 - Arterial Plaque Characterization Using IVUS Radio-Frequency Time Echoes 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. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22522 DO - 10.5772/22522 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -