Expert Review Document on Methodology, Terminology, and Clinical Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography: Physical Principles, Methodology of Image Acquisition, and Clinical Application for Assessment of Coronary Arteries and Atherosclerosis

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel intravascular imaging modality, based on infrared light emission, that enables a high resolution arterial wall imaging, in the range of 10-20 microns. This feature of OCT allows the visualization of specific components of the atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of the present Expert Review Document is to address the methodology, terminology and clinical applications of OCT for qualitative and quantitative assessment of coronary arteries and atherosclerosis. J.R. Sweezy Jersey

PMID: 19892716

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  1. See also post November 11:

    Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography: A Comprehensive Review.
    Bezerra HG, Costa MA, Guagliumi G, Rollins AM, Simon DI.
    J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2009; 2(11):1035-1046.

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