Methods in Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization Using Intravascular Ultrasound Images and Backscattered Signals

  • Amin Katouzian
  • Stéphane G. Carlier
  • Andrew F. LaineEmail author


We will review existing supervised as well as unsupervised image- and spectrumderived algorithms in the context of atherosclerotic plaque characterization and detection of vulnerable plaques. We will further elaborate more on challenges involved in characterization of plaques from tissue preparation, data collection, and registration toward classification.


Atherosclerosis Plaque characterization IVUS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amin Katouzian
  • Stéphane G. Carlier
  • Andrew F. Laine
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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