Prediction of plaque rupture by finite element analysis of IVUS imaging

Y. Saijo, T. Ohashi, H. Sasaki, T. Kanno, T. Miyakawa, S. Nitta, M. Tanaka

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Tissue components within atherosclerotic plaques were classified by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images and were analyzed using finite element method (FEM) to assess the stress distribution within the plaque. Young's elastic modulus for FEM was given to each tissue based on the values of sound speed and density obtained using scanning acoustic microscopy. The Young's modulus was highest in the calcification and lowers in the lipid. The first principle stress was concentrated to the site with relatively low elastic fibrous cap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A88
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
EventThe 9th Congress of World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Florence, Italy
Duration: 2000 May 62000 May 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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