Intravascular Ultrasound: From Acquisition to Advanced Quantitative Analysis covers topics of the whole imaging pipeline,
ranging from the definition of the clinical problem and image acquisition systems to image processing and analysis, including
the assisted clinical-decision making procedures and treatment planning (stent deployment and follow up). Atherosclerosis,
a disease of the vessel wall that produces vessel narrowing and obstruction, is the major cause of cardiovascular diseases,
such as heart attack or stroke. This book covers all aspects of this imaging tool that allows for the visualization of internal
vessel structures and the quantification and characterization of coronary plaque.