Dr. Konstantinos Stavroulakis provides an example of imaging a high grade stenosis and calcium with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) including plaque burden and geometry of plaque location.
one of the most important parameters when you treat patients with P D is to be able to identify the black burden, the calcification burden. And this is a major advantage off rivals. As you see in this case, a patient C lti patient presents with high grade stenosis off the S F A and the publicity artery. And most of the times, the and geographic imaging will underestimate the plaque burden. So when it's very interesting to compare the image, these images with the evos are controlled. Now I am performing the pull back. I was control of the Legion. You see the white part of the end of Phil. Um, this is the high calcification burden. And as I pulled back the device, I'm able to identify the hydrates. The noses on the can also evaluate the black you see now a very calcified plaque burden with negative remodeling, no conclusion off the vessel. And as I pulled back my device here, we have an occlusion of the vessel again. And when I pulled back the device, I can see the entire black burden even in in parts of the looming that I see with my angiogram that is patent. We have some high grades. The noses or 55 broken Pacific black on. This is the most important abundance off I was that I'm able to access, Uh, the geometry off the black and the quality of the black.