Optical coherence tomography (OCT) as an adjunct to percutaneous coronary intervention; a single centre experience
Intravascular imaging of coronary arteries has become increasingly common. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) are the two most recognized modalities utilized. Unlike IVUS which uses ultrasound waves, OCT creates an image by directing an optical beam of infrared light onto the tissue and measuring the reflected intensity of light . Until recently OCT has predominantly been used in the research setting, though it has been shown to be safe and feasible to use in the clinical setting .