Expert review document on methodology, terminology, and clinical applications of optical coherence tomography: Physical principles, methodology of image acquisition, and clinical application for assessment of coronary arteries and atherosclerosis

Francesco Prati, Evelyn Regar, Gary S. Mintz, Eloisa Arbustini, Carlo Di Mario, Ik Kyung Jang, Takashi Akasaka, Marco Costa, Giulio Guagliumi, Eberhard Grube, Yukio Ozaki, Fausto Pinto, Patrick W.J. Serruys

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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel intravascular imaging modality, based on infrared light emission, that enables a high resolution arterial wall imaging, in the range of 10-20 microns. This feature of OCT allows the visualization of specific components of the atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of the present Expert Review Document is to address the methodology, terminology and clinical applications of OCT for qualitative and quantitative assessment of coronary arteries and atherosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-415
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean heart journal
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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