Plaques within the carotid artery show different dynamic behavior during fast pressure waves that propagate along the wall. These dynamic tissue-wave interactions can be captured in a longitudinal view of the carotid artery using high-frame-rate ultrasound imaging. A major disadvantage of this approach is that out-of-plane motion causes misinterpretation of the true wall motion. Here we describe a new imaging setup comprising three resp. two intersecting high-frame-rate imaging planes. Using this multi-plane imaging setup we are now, for the first time, able to capture velocities along the carotid artery wall with high temporal resolution in multiple planes simultaneously.

dx.doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0002, hdl.handle.net/1765/90538
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Kruizinga, P, Mastik, F, Bosch, J.G, van der Steen, A.F.W, & de Jong, N. (2015). Carotid artery wall dynamics captured with multi-plane high-frame-rate imaging. Presented at the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015. doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0002