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Three-dimensional arterial imaging

David D. McPherson
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 3 Number 2: Page 22 (April 1996)

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Abstract: By means of a computer algorithm, successive transcutaneous untrasond images of blood vessels can be reconstructed into a three-dimensional image. Methods for accurately determining spatial coordinates allow extension of the approach to intravascular images. Identification of the components of an atheromatous plaque, in addition to its severity and extent, will help in treatment planning. the technology may also clarigy the natural history of arterial plaque and thrombus formation.

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