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Stent Boost-For Cardiologists & Radiologists

StentBoost TM (SBTM) is a software developed by Philips. A short digital cine run is acquired with a deflated balloon in place. The software averages selected frames (centred on the stent) and creates an enhanced image improving signal-to-noise ratio. The gold standard evaluation method is IVUS, but routine use is costly and time-consuming. Stent boost is a new technique improving fluoroscopy-based assessment of stent expansion.

Till recent times, stents were not that clearly visible by conventional angiography. Now stents could be "boosted" without contrast, such that we can assess how well it is deployed.

Contributed by Dr Rakesh Gopal , Apollo hospital Chennai 
(Consultant Interventional Cardiologist)
Studied Interventional Cardiology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

Stent Boost-For Cardiologists & Radiologists Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, October 20, 2011 Rating: 5

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