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Maresca, D. (author), Jansen, K. (author), Renaud, G. (author), Van Soest, G. (author), Li, X. (author), Zhou, Q. (author), De Jong, N. (author), Shung, K.K. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author)
We demonstrate the feasibility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) chirp imaging as well as chirp reversal ultrasound contrast imaging at intravascular ultrasound frequency. Chirp excitations were emitted with a 34?MHz single crystal intravascular transducer and compared to conventional Gaussian-shaped pulses of equal acoustic pressure. The...
journal article 2012
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Jansen, K. (author), Van Soest, G. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author)
The vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque is believed to be at the root of the majority of acute coronary events. Even though the exact origins of plaque vulnerability remain elusive, the thin-cap fibroatheroma, characterized by a lipid-rich necrotic core covered by a thin fibrous cap, is considered to be the most prominent type of vulnerable plaque...
journal article 2014
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Jansen, K. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Wu, M. (author), Van Beusekom, H.M.M. (author), Springeling, G. (author), Li, X. (author), Zhou, Q. (author), Shung, K.K. (author), De Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Van Soest, G. (author)
The natural history of atherosclerosis is marked by changes in the lipid biochemistry in the diseased arterial wall. As lesions become more vulnerable, different cholesterol species accumulate in the plaque. Understanding unstable atherosclerosis as a pharmacological and interventional therapeutic target requires chemically specific imaging of...
journal article 2014
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Jansen, K. (author), Wu, M. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Van Soest, G. (author)
The presence of lipids in atherosclerotic coronary lesions is an important determinant of their potential to trigger acute coronary events. Spectroscopic intravascular photoacoustic imaging (sIVPA) has the potential to automatically detect lipids in atherosclerotic lesions. For realtime in vivo imaging, limiting the number of excitation...
journal article 2013
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Jansen, K. (author), Wu, M. (author), Van der Steen, A.F.W. (author), Van Soest, G. (author)
Spectroscopic intravascular photoacoustic imaging (sIVPA) has shown promise to detect and distinguish lipids in atherosclerotic plaques. sIVPA generally utilizes one of the two high absorption bands in the lipid absorption spectrum at 1.2 ?m and 1.7 ?m. Specific absorption signatures of various lipid compounds within the bands in either...
journal article 2014
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