1. Intracoronary Imaging

    Intracoronary Imaging

    Two intracoronary imaging techniques are routinely available to complement angiography in the management of coronary artery disease, namely intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The former has been in clinical use for >25 years and has directly informed the fundamentals of atherosclerotic plaque composition and arterial remodelling, as well as contemporary optimal stent implantation technique. 1 , 2 The latter, introduced 10 years ago, has only been more widely adopted with the development of the frequency domain (FD)-OCT imaging, which enables complete image acquisition over a 6–10 cm segment during a 3–5 s pullback period obtaining ...

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