1. Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging with Angiographic Co-registration for the Guidance of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging with Angiographic Co-registration for the Guidance of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    Intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a light-based imaging modality able to visualise with high resolution (~10 μm) the vascular morphology and the acute and chronic effects of intervention with intracoronary devices. 1,2 OCT could therefore find application in the guidance of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), allowing a thorough preprocedural lesion assessment, which enables accurate device sizing, selection of the vessel segment requiring treatment, and, thus, efficient planning of the implantation strategy (see Table 1 ). 3 Moreover, it can be used for the assessment of the acute procedural result, allowing the estimation of stent expansion and vessel injury. Consequently ...

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