1. Optical coherence tomography: has its time come?

    Optical coherence tomography: has its time come?
    Cardiologists using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) towards the end of the past millennium can recall the time when enthusiasm for a method that was initially seen purely as a powerful research tool began to be substituted by the awareness that intravascular imaging had the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the mechanisms of coronary interventions. Such a revolution occurred in Milan when Antonio Colombo and his group applied ultrasound to elucidate the mechanism of stent thrombosis, at that time common despite high levels of anticoagulation. 1 Many early adopters of optical coherence tomography (OCT) have a similar perception now. A research ...
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