palpography

palpography

(păl-pŏg′ră-fē) [Fm. palp(ate) + ″]
A method of imaging atherosclerotic plaques with intravascular ultrasonography, in which the movement of arterial walls in response to arterial pulse pressure is measured. The greater the deformation of the arterial wall, the more the strain on the wall and therefore the greater its soft lipid content.
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Topics on triggers for plaque rupture include physical and mechanical stress, inflammation and matrix metalloproteinases and apoptosis, and those on diagnosis and management include emerging biomarkers of instability, ultrasonic and magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, radionuclide imaging, intervascular thermography, optical coherence tomography, intravascular palpography, new developments such as photodynamic therapy, thermal stabilization and genetic modulation.
The first of these technologies to undergo evaluation in prospective clinical trials are virtual histology, palpography, thermography, and multislice CT.