Quantitative Ultrasonic Imaging of the Atherosclerotic Plaque: In Vitro and Preliminary in Vivo Findings
Ultrasonic tissue characterization of atherosclerosis has been attempted in several studies in vitro1–6. Conventional ultrasound offers morphologic information, and some clue to the identification of plaque structure. However, there is greater potential in ultrasound for the characterization of plaque composition.
KeywordsAtherosclerotic Plaque Plaque Composition Ultrasonic Attenuation Backscatter Coefficient Angular Response
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