Intravascular ultrasound chirp imaging

David Maresca*, Krista Jansen, Guillaume Renaud, Wijnand Den Dekker, Gijs Van Soest, Xiang Li, Qifa Zhou, Jonathan Cannata, K. Kirk Shung, Antonius F.W. Van Der Steen

*Corresponding author for this work

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We demonstrate the feasibility of intravascular ultrasound chirp imaging. Chirp excitations were emitted with a 34 MHz single crystal intravascular transducer and compared to conventional Gaussian modulated pulses of equal peak negative pressure. The signal to noise ratio of the chirp images was increased up to 9 dB. The method shows potential for intravascular imaging of structures in and beyond coronary atherosclerotic plaques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2011
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

Publication series

SeriesIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS


Conference2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


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