London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 09, 2009 -- Angiography is the most widely used technique for diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Angiography reliably identifies luminal dimension of the epicardial tree with high resolution and remains vital for detecting severely stenotic coronary lesions. However, the technique visualizes only the lumen of the arterial wall where as coronary artery disease is primarily attributed to the arterial wall.
This makes angiography less reliable in the early detection of plaque build up in the arterial walls. Intra Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) imaging, which uses an ultrasound imaging technique to provide images from the inside to the outside of the arterial wall is expected to fill in this unmet need for early detection of coronary artery disease.
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