1. Spectral-domain OCT wows interventional cardiologists

    A live demonstration of a next-generation optical coherence tomography (OCT) system from LightLab Imaging (Westford, MA) drew rave reviews from a crowd of more than 1000 interventional cardiologists attending the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TFT) conference in Washington D.C. last October. Performed in Germany by Prof. Dr. Eberhard Grube of the Helios Heart Center (Siegburg, Germany) and beamed live to the main hall of the Washington Convention Center, the procedure provided real-time OCT images of a recently implanted stent and the tissues covering the stent struts with a resolution of 15 to 20 µm—more than 10 times the resolution ...
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