What is the role of intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) in the workup of noncoronary atherosclerosis?

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: F Brian Boudi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a catheter-based examination that provides images of the thickness and the acoustic density of the vessel wall. It has long been considered the criterion standard for the study of the anatomy of the vessel wall.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!