Intracoronary Thermography (ICT) is a method which is primarily used for the detection of warmer arterial regions by a dedicated catheter with miniature temperature sensors at the catheter tip. A major goal for the ICT is to detect vulnerable plaques, which are the main cause of myocardial infraction, and hence a major life risk factor. The underlining hypothesis is that atherosclerotic lesions, which are considered as an inflammatory desease , will present on their intimal surface higher temperature than a normal, healthy arterial wall.
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Vulnerable Plaque Detection Using Intracoronary Thermography and Cold Saline Injection
Rotman, O, Zaretsky, U, & Einav, S. "Vulnerable Plaque Detection Using Intracoronary Thermography and Cold Saline Injection." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA. June 22–25, 2011. pp. 1101-1102. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2011-53121
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