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Quantitative Ultrasonic Imaging of the Atherosclerotic Plaque: In Vitro and Preliminary in Vivo Findings

  • Luigi Landini
  • Eugenio Picano
  • Pio Urbani
  • Marco Paterni
  • Maria Filomena Santarelli
  • Gualtiero Pelosi
  • Alessandro Mazzarisi
  • Antonio Benassi
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 219)

Abstract

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.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Landini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eugenio Picano
    • 2
  • Pio Urbani
    • 2
  • Marco Paterni
    • 2
  • Maria Filomena Santarelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gualtiero Pelosi
    • 2
  • Alessandro Mazzarisi
    • 2
  • Antonio Benassi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Electronics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.C.N.R. Institute of Clinical PhysiologyPisaItaly

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