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Evaluation of plaque composition by intravascular ultrasound “virtual histology”: the impact of dense calcium on the measurement of necrotic tissue

EuroIntervention 2010;6:394-399 - DOI10.4244/EIJV6I3A65.

1. Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2. University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, CA, USA

Aims: We aimed to evaluate if the co-localisation of calcium and necrosis in intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (IVUS-VH) is due to artefact, and whether this effect can be mathemat

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