What is IVUS?
IVUS stands for IntraVascular Ultrasound. IVUS is a catheter-based acoustic imaging method that uses a tiny transducer that scans the inside of a blood vessel to map the vessel wall, show plaque (hardened arterial blockages) and to guide therapies such as drug coated stents. An IVUS transducer is like a very high frequency microphone/speaker arrangent.
Link to other IVUS and 3VUS work at Soundwave Research Laboratories.
Here is an IVUS image of a diseased left femoral artery. This shot actually is a Polaroid image taken from a CRT. Remember CRTs? Remember Polaroid?
Mon travail en IVUS: Hopital Cardiovasculaire et Pneumologique/Hospices Civils de Lyon pendant envers 1990
Robert J Crowley