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Int J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 15;107(2):154-65. Epub 2005 Nov 9.

Optical coherence tomography for identifying unstable coronary plaque.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St., MRB106, Boston, MA 02115, United States. mebrezin@mit.edu

Abstract

This manuscript examines intravascular imaging with optical coherence tomography (OCT). OCT is a potentially attractive intravascular imaging technology due to its high resolution, small catheters/guidewires, and ability to be combined with spectroscopic techniques. Its potential disadvantages remain its limited penetration and signal attenuation by blood. The manuscript reviews unstable plaque, OCT principles, historical development, current challenges, and comparison with IVUS.

PMID:
16289375
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.07.066
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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