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Am J Cardiol. 1996 Jan 1;77(1):92-3.

Imaging of coronary artery microstructure (in vitro) with optical coherence tomography.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139, USA.


OCT achieves high-resolution and image differentiation of vascular tissues to a degree that has not been previously possible with any method except excisional biopsy. Thus, OCT represents a promising new diagnostic technology for intracoronary imaging, which could permit the in vivo evaluation of critical vascular pathology.

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