Intravascular ultrasound volumetric assessment of intimal hyperplasia in stents treated with intracoronary radiation

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Oct 1;84(7):850-4, A8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00449-x.


Iridium-192 (gamma)-radiation is effective in preventing recurrent in-stent restenosis by reducing neointimal hyperplasia as illustrated by intravascular ultrasound study and plaque area-length plot. This analytic technique will further our understanding of vessel behavior to radiant energy source both inside and outside the stented coronary artery segments.

MeSH terms

  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Coronary Vessels / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessels / pathology
  • Coronary Vessels / radiation effects*
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Stents*
  • Tunica Intima / diagnostic imaging
  • Tunica Intima / pathology
  • Tunica Intima / radiation effects*
  • Ultrasonography