1. A unique feature of thin flat thrombus visualised by optical coherence tomography

    A unique feature of thin flat thrombus visualised by optical coherence tomography

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has recently been developed as a high-resolution intravascular imaging modality, detecting small abnormal structures in the coronary lumen that could not be visualised by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). A 77-year-old man died with acute myelogenous leukemia. After he died, the coronary artery was imaged by OCT (ImageWire; LightLab Imaging, Westford, MA, USA) and IVUS (Atlantis SR Pro, 40 MHz; Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA). OCT clearly demonstrated a thin flat structure in the coronary lumen ( Figure 1A , Moving image 1 ) but not in the IVUS image. This unique structural feature was demonstrated in corresponding histological images ( Figure ...

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