Technology | August 25, 2008

IVUS Acquires Vessel Images Inside the Artery

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) is a catheter-based system that allows physicians to acquire images of diseased vessels from inside the artery.

IVUS aims to provide detailed and accurate measurements of lumen and vessel size, plaque area and volume, and the location of key anatomical landmarks. Volcano's proprietary VH IVUS technology helps differentiate the four plaque types: fibrous, fibro-fatty, necrotic core and dense calcium.

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