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    2. Simultaneous morphological and flow imaging enabled by megahertz intravascular Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Simultaneous morphological and flow imaging enabled by megahertz intravascular Doppler optical coherence tomography
      We demonstrate three-dimensional intravascular flow imaging compatible with routine clinical image acquisition workflow by means of megahertz (MHz) intravascular Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The OCT system relies on a 1.1 mm diameter motorized imaging catheter and a 1.5 MHz Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser. Using a post processing method to compensate the drift of the FDML laser output, we can resolve the Doppler phase shift between ...
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    3. Motorized capsule for shadow-free OCT imaging and synchronous beam control

      Motorized capsule for shadow-free OCT imaging and synchronous beam control
      We demonstrate a tethered motorized capsule for unobstructed optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the esophagus. By using a distal reflector design, we avoided the common shadow artifact induced by the motor wires. A synchronous driving technique features three types of beam-scanning modes of the capsule, i.e., circumferential beam scanning, localized beam scanning, and accurate beam positioning. We characterized these three modes and carried out ex vivo imaging experiments ...
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    4. The Effect of Stent Artefact on Quantification of Plaque Features Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): A Feasibility and Clinical Utility Study

      The Effect of Stent Artefact on Quantification of Plaque Features Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): A Feasibility and Clinical Utility Study
      Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can detect detailed plaque features in native coronary arteries. Stent struts cause shadows that partially obscure the vessel wall, but plaque features can still be seen. We investigated the impact of stent artefact on plaque quantification and whether the plaque behind struts is associated with microvascular dysfunction. Methods Patients retrospectively recruited from two centres, underwent OCT pre- and post-stenting on the same vessel segment. Lipid ...
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    5. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Pathophysiological Insights From Optical Coherence Tomography

      Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Pathophysiological Insights From Optical Coherence Tomography
      Objectives This study used optical coherence tomography to investigate the mechanism of false lumen (FL) formation in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) by studying: 1) differences between fenestrated and nonfenestrated SCAD; 2) vasa vasorum density; and 3) light attenuation characteristics of the FL. Background SCAD is an increasingly recognized cause of acute coronary syndromes , characterized by FL formation and compression of the true lumen (TL). The mechanisms underlying FL formation ...
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    6. Feature Of The Week 09/10/2017: Thermo-elastic Optical Coherence Tomography

      Feature Of The Week 09/10/2017: Thermo-elastic  Optical Coherence Tomography
      The conventional OCT image contrast is derived from elastic scattering, and shows the internal structure of the sample. The determination of the tissue type in OCT images usually depends on the interpretation by the image reader. More accurate tissue type contrast may be achieved by new OCT-based imaging modalities, with sensitivity to other physical parameters than scattering alone. Phase-sensitive OCT can detect tissue motion on nanometer-to- micrometer length scales using ...
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    7. Thermo-elastic optical coherence tomography

      Thermo-elastic optical coherence tomography
      The absorption of nanosecond laser pulses induces rapid thermo-elastic deformation in tissue. A sub-micrometer scale displacement occurs within a few microseconds after the pulse arrival. In this Letter, we investigate the laser-induced thermo-elastic deformation using a 1.5 MHz phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) system. A displacement image can be reconstructed, which enables a new modality of phase-sensitive OCT, called thermo-elastic OCT. An analysis of the results shows that the ...
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    8. Intravascular imaging for characterization of coronary atherosclerosis

      Intravascular imaging for characterization of coronary atherosclerosis
      This short review surveys recent developments in coronary intravascular imaging technologies. We present an outline of the applications of intravascular imaging for guidance of percutaneous coronary interventions and imaging of atherosclerosis, along with emerging clinical evidence for use. Imaging of tissue composition is important for understanding the relation between the presence of a lesion and clinical sequelae. We describe the recent innovations to enable imaging of unstable atherosclerotic plaques, focusing ...
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    9. A new technique for lipid core plaque detection by optical coherence tomography for prevention of peri-procedural myocardial infarction: A case report

      A new technique for lipid core plaque detection by optical coherence tomography for prevention of peri-procedural myocardial infarction: A case report
      Rationale: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) provides effective revascularization of atherosclerotic coronary arteries but the invasive nature of treatment can result in complications. Patient concerns: A 53-year old man underwent coronary angiography due to chest pain with minimal ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads of the electrocardiogram. Diagnosis: We proceeded directly to coronary angiography and delineated a moderate stenosis with haziness in the mid right coronary artery (RCA). Interventions: Expert analysis ...
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    10. EuroIntervention Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging

      EuroIntervention Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging
      Aims: Qualitative criteria for plaque tissue characterisation by OCT are well established, but quantitative methods lack systematic validation in vivo . High optical attenuation coefficient t has been associated with unstable plaque features, such as lipid core. The purpose of this study was to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) attenuation imaging for tissue characterisation in vivo , specifically to detect lipid core in coronary atherosclerotic plaques, and to evaluate quantitatively the ability ...
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    11. Optical coherence tomography attenuation imaging for lipid core detection: an ex-vivo validation study

      Optical coherence tomography attenuation imaging for lipid core detection: an ex-vivo validation study
      Lipid-core atherosclerotic plaques are associated with disease progression, procedural complications, and cardiac events. Coronary plaque lipid can be quantified in optical coherence tomography (OCT) pullbacks by measurement of lipid arcs and lipid lengths; parameters frequently used in clinical research, but labor intensive and subjective to analyse. In this study, we investigated the ability of quantitative attenuation, derived from intravascular OCT, to detect plaque lipid. Lipid cores are associated with a ...
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    12. Heartbeat OCT and Motion-Free 3D In Vivo Coronary Artery Microscopy

      Heartbeat OCT and Motion-Free 3D In Vivo Coronary Artery Microscopy
      Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) has gained widespread use over the past few years, offering highly detailed images of coronary artery pathologies and interventions (1) . In contrast to the cross-sectional view, longitudinal sections and 3-dimensional (3D) renderings are affected by cardiac motion artifacts and undersampling, complicating interpretation and measurements (2) . We developed Heartbeat OCT, a new OCT method that achieves up to 4,000 frames/s imaging speed for isotropically ...
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    13. Hybrid intravascular imaging: recent advances, technical considerations, and current applications in the study of plaque pathophysiology

      Hybrid intravascular imaging: recent advances, technical considerations, and current applications in the study of plaque pathophysiology
      Cumulative evidence from histology-based studies demonstrate that the currently available intravascular imaging techniques have fundamental limitations that do not allow complete and detailed evaluation of plaque morphology and pathobiology, limiting the ability to accurately identify high-risk plaques. To overcome these drawbacks, new efforts are developing for data fusion methodologies and the design of hybrid, dual-probe catheters to enable accurate assessment of plaque characteristics, and reliable identification of high-risk lesions. Today ...
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    14. Safety of optical coherence tomography in daily practice: a comparison with intravascular ultrasound

      Safety of optical coherence tomography in daily practice: a comparison with intravascular ultrasound
      Aims Previous studies have reported the safety and feasibility of both time-domain optical coherence tomography (TD-OCT) and Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT) in highly selected patients and clinical settings. However, the generalizability of these data is limited, and data in unselected patient populations reflecting a routine cathlab practice are lacking. We compared safety of intracoronary FD-OCT imaging to intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging in a large real-world series of consecutive patients who underwent ...
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    15. Feature Of The Week 12/06/2015: Heartbeat Optical Coherence Tomography

      Feature Of The Week 12/06/2015: Heartbeat Optical Coherence Tomography
      Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) has gained widespread use over the past few years, offering highly detailed images of the coronary artery pathologies and interventions. In contrast to the cross-sectional view, longitudinal sections and three-dimensional (3D) renderings are affected by cardiac motion artifacts and undersampling, complicating interpretation and measurements. We developed Heartbeat OCT, a new OCT method that overcomes these issues. This study aims to demonstrate in vivo Heartbeat OCT ...
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  2. About Gijs van Soest

    Gijs van Soest

    Gijs van Soest is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. His research focuses on the use and development of intravascular imaging methods for detection of coronary atherosclerosis. He is currently working on optical coherence tomography, intravascular photo-acoustic imaging, and intravascular ultrasound. These developments are carried out in close collaboration with clinicians of the Department of Interventional Cardiology. In 2005, he joined the Thorax Center as a post-doc, for a project on OCT elastography. Since then, his activities have broadened to include catheter development, automatic image analysis, and high-frequency ultrasonic imaging. In January 2010, he became a staff member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He obtained an MSc degree in Physics in 1997 at the University of Groningen. He then moved to the University of Amsterdam, where he did his graduate research on the interplay of light scattering and laser physics, receiving his PhD degree for the thesis "Experiments on Random Lasers" in December 2001. Between 2002 and 2005, he worked on remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases and satellite validation at the Royal Netherlands Meteorology Institute and the Space Research Organization of the Netherlands.