1. First-in-man evaluation of intravascular optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) of Terumo: a comparison with intravascular ultrasound and quantitative coronary angiography

    First-in-man evaluation of intravascular optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) of Terumo: a comparison with intravascular ultrasound and quantitative coronary angiography

    Aims: The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of imaging human coronary arteries in vivo by optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) in comparison to intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). OFDI has been recently developed to overcome the limitations of conventional time-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), namely the need for proximal balloon occlusion. The Terumo-OFDI system is capable of acquiring images with high-speed automated pullback (up to 40 mm/sec) and requires only a short injection (3-4 sec) of small amount of x-ray contrast (9-16 ml). Methods and results: Nineteen patients who underwent stent implantation were enrolled ...

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