1. OCT Wars: St. Jude Versus the Volcano

    OCT Wars: St. Jude Versus the Volcano
    Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an exciting new imaging technique that is being used to assess the interior anatomy of coronary arteries during and after angioplasty and stent placement. (Read our exclusive interview with Dr. Giulio Guagliumi for more information about how OCT can aid in measuring the healing of stents.) This technology is just now beginning to bridge the divide between research tool and clinical aide -- for example, OCT can show high resolution pictures of stent struts and show whether they are covered or not. So the future for OCT imaging is definitely of major interest. The OCT market ...
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