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Intravascular ultrasound

Intravascular ultrasound

Intravascular ultrasound: An intravascular ultrasound includes both soundwave technology and catheterization to view the inside of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart; a catheter with an ultrasound instrument on its end is inserted into the artery in the groin area and upward to the coronary artery.

Intravascular ultrasound: Other Names

Other names for Intravascular ultrasound include:

  • IVUS
  • Ultrasound-coronary artery
  • Endovascular ultrasound

Diseases Associated with Intravascular ultrasound

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Intravascular ultrasound:

  • Early signs of atherosclerosis (plaque build up)
  • Identify stent restenosis
  • Stent placement design

Basic Information: Intravascular ultrasound

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Intravascular ultrasound' may be involved.

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