Application of scanning acoustic microscopy for assessing stress distribution in atherosclerotic plaque

Yoshifumi Saijo, Toshiro Ohashi, Hidehiko Sasaki, Masaaki Sato, Claus S. Jorgensen, Shin Ichi Nitta

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Abstract

The application of scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM) for assessing stress distribution in atherosclerotic plaque was presented. The sound speed distribution in the coronary arterial wall was observed to correspond to the elasticity distribution. The SAM image in the morphologic atherosclerotic lesion demonstrated that variations of elasticity were found within the fibrous cap and the value was higher than that found in the normal intima.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1053
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Acoustic microscopy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary artery
  • Finite element analysis
  • Ultrasound
  • Wall stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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