Sunday, January 02, 2011
Acoustic Imaging uses Tiny Microphones in the Heart
This process is repeated many times in a circle, like radar, and over the course of a fraction of a second, an image is built up. The image of course is not something you could actually see with your eyes - it is more like an echo map.
Shown on this series of six are some IVUS images of a beating heart. The two center images are the most interesting, as they show the heart squeezing and opening to pump blood.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 9:15 AM