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YOU ARE CORRECT, NO-ONE INCLUDING MYSELF HAS MUCH IF ANY EXPERIENCE WITH PRE AND POST STENT GRAFT MEASUREMENTS WITH IVUS. WE WERE JUST KIND OF THROWN INTO THE FIRE WITH IT WHEN WE DID THE FIRST FEW STENT GRAFTS, IVUS SEEMED TO NOT BE AS HELPFUL AS THEY THOUGHT PLUS, WE AS TECHS WERE NEVER GIVEN ANY INSTRUCTION OF HOW TO PROPERLY USE THE MACHINE. IT WAS A BAD COMBINATION AND WE STOPPED GETTING CALLS FOR STENT GRAFT IVUS USE. WE MOSTLY USE IVUS FOR CARDIAC ABLATION CASES NOW. WE STILL TO THIS DAY HAVE NEVER HAD ANY TRAINING ON THE MACHINE THOUGH JUST EXPERIENCE AND AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
 
SORRY IF THE CAPITAL LETTERS BOTHERED YOU.
 
GREG
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From: Johnson, Bonnie [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:46 AM
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Subject: Re: IVUS

I have limited experience with the use of IVUS in EVAR.  Our experience has demonstrated that inaccurate neck measurements are often obtained as a result of the curvature of the catheter and this causes oblique sections through the neck. It is available for use but does not seem to be used with regularity anymore here.   bj

 

Bonnie L. Johnson RDMS, RVT, FSVU

Stanford University Medical Center

Director, Vascular Laboratory Services

Division of Vascular Surgery

 

 

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UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Needham, Terry
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:07 AM
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Subject: IVUS

 

Does anyone have info regarding the use of IVUS for the pre/post op assessment of aortic stent grafts?  Thanks, Terry N.

 

 

Terry Needham

Heart & Vascular

Erlanger Health System

423-778-5839

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