Utility of intravascular ultrasound in intracranial and extracranial neurointerventions: experience at University at Buffalo Neurosurgery-Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

Peter Kan, Maxim Mokin, Adib A. Abla, Jorge L. Eller, Travis M Dumont, Elad I. Levy, Adnan H. Siddiqui

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Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) generates high-resolution cross-sectional images and sagittal reconstructions of the vessel wall and lumen. As a result, this imaging modality can provide accurate measurements of the degree of vessel stenosis, allow the detection of intraluminal thrombus, and analyze the plaque composition. The IVUS modality is widely used in interventional cardiology, and its use in neurointerventions has gradually increased. With case examples, the authors illustrate the utility of IVUS as an adjunct to conventional angiography for a wide range of intracranial and extracranial neurointerventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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