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Catheters, Vascular, Ultrasound, Image

Definition : Ultrasound vascular catheters designed for intravascular imaging of blood vessels (e.g., coronary arteries, peripheral arteries). These devices usually include an ultrasonic phased-array transducer, typically operating at a frequency from 20 to 30 MHz, mounted on or near the distal tip of a thin-lumen catheter (e.g., 5 Fr). More rigid catheters in the 3.5 to 9 Fr range employing a mechanical transducer rotation of the ultrasound beam are also used. Ultrasound image vascular catheters are used for in vivo qualitative and quantitative assessment and measuring luminal dimensions of vessels; they can also be used to characterize the thickness of plaque and, to some extent, the plaque composition (i.e., atheroma, calcification, muscular media) in atherosclerotic vessels.

Entry Terms : "Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Imaging Catheters" , "Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Catheters" , "Peripheral Vessel Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Catheters" , "Coronary Artery Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Catheters" , "Ultrasonic Image Catheters"

UMDC code : 18672

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

SterilMed Inc

Company Type: Parent

Sterilmed offers products and services that help healthcare providers lower their medical device and equipment costs while reducing the amount of environmental waste they generate.

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