1. Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound Compared With Optical Coherence Tomography for Identification of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma

    Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound Compared With Optical Coherence Tomography for Identification of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma

    Virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) allows detailed assessment of plaque composition in the clinical setting. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been developed as a high-resolution imaging method, which might be a promising technique to identify thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) in vivo. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of VH-IVUS to identify TCFA as determined by OCT.We examined 96 target lesions in patients with stable angina pectoris by using VH-IVUS and OCT. VH-IVUS derived TCFA was defined as a focal necrotic core-rich lesion without evident overlying fibrous tissue. OCT derived TCFA was defined as a ...

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