The chemogram is automatically generated within seconds, creating a map of the LCP location within the vessel wall. This color-coded map can be interpreted quickly, permitting informed treatment decisions.
Data you can trust:
Nearly 2,500 artery cross-sections were histologically and spectrally analyzed to validate lipid core plaque detection by NIRS. The red and yellow colors on the chemogram help differentiate normal or fibrotic plaque that is presumed to be stable (left) from those that contain lipid core plaques (right).²
¹ In a 150mm scan at 05.mm/s
² Detection of lipid core coronary plaques in autopsy specimens with a novel catheter-based near-infrared spectroscopy system, Gardner er al, JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2008