ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.7, no.2, pp.169-178, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Review
ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
intravascular ultrasound, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, CORONARY-ARTERY STENOSES, CARDIAC-TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS, ELUTING STENT IMPLANTATION, INTRACORONARY ULTRASOUND, CLINICAL-OUTCOMES, IN-VIVO, 3-DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, COMPENSATORY ENLARGEMENT, ANGIOGRAPHIC GUIDANCE
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
Coronary angiography is the gold standard for the detection of coronary artery disease, but it only gives information about the lumen of the coronary arteries. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has provided a new perspective for imaging the coronary arteries. It allows assessment of not only the lumen but also the vessel wall and atherosclerotic plaque. In this article, we review the technique, measurements and current applications of IVUS imaging of the coronaries in a question-answer format.