1. Safety and Feasibility of an Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Image Wire System in the Clinical Setting

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a fiber-optic technology that enables high-resolution intracoronary imaging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of intracoronary imaging with OCT in the clinical setting; 76 patients with coronary artery disease from 8 centers were enrolled. The OCT imaging system (ImageWire, Light Imaging Inc., Westford, Massachusetts) consists of a 0.006 inch fiber-optic core that rotates within a 0.016 inch transparent sheath. OCT imaging was performed during occlusion of the artery with a compliant balloon and continuous flushing. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging was performed in the same segments. We assessed ...
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