1. America wakes up to 3-D human coronary artery imaging

    Dr. Tim Johnson, Medical Editor for ABC’s Good Morning America show, said he is “amazed” by the “unbelievable imagery” enabled by optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI), an advance over optical coherence tomography (OCT) that is giving researchers their first-ever detailed look at the interior of human coronary arteries. Johnson featured the technique recently, following its presentation in the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. “We expect to see commercial devices available in a one- to two
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    1. We expect to see commercial devices available in a one- to two-year time frame.
    2. The wealth of information that we can now obtain will undoubtedly improve our ability to understand coronary artery disease and may allow cardiologists to diagnose and treat plaque before it leads to serious problems.
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