The role of intravascular ultrasound in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease: A pictorial review

Michael R Rees, Mark P Callaway, Robert P H Wilde

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    Abstract

    PURPOSE:
    To demonstrate via a pictorial review the various diagnostic and some therapeutic purposes of intravascular ultra-sound.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS:
    The system used was an Endosonics phased array system which was combined with a Siemens picture in picture X-ray display system which allowed for intravascular ultrasound images to be displayed on the X-ray monitor during cardiac catheterisation. In addition to this angioplasty cases were undertaken with an imaging balloon system which allowed for direct intravascular ultrasound monitoring of the angioplasty and also for the mounting and delivery of a stent on the imaging balloon.

    RESULTS:
    A pictorial review is presented demonstrating the diagnostic and therapeutic use of intravascular ultrasound in native coronary arteries and grafts in addition to the use of intravascular ultrasound in stent placement. The relevance of use of the picture in picture system will be demonstrated.

    CONCLUSION:
    The combination of intravascular ultrasound and innovative X-ray technology results in the seamless use of intravascular ultrasound in routine and difficult coronary procedures.
    Translated title of the contributionThe role of intravascular ultrasound in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. A pictorial review
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberC-036
    Pages (from-to)S191
    Number of pages1
    JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
    Volume22
    Issue numberSupplement 2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

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