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- Received March 11, 2011
- Revision received August 4, 2011
- Accepted August 18, 2011
- Published online December 1, 2011.
- Harry C. Lowe, MBChB, PhD⁎,
- Jagat Narula, MD, PhD†,
- James G. Fujimoto, PhD‡ and
- Ik-Kyung Jang, MD, PhD§,⁎ ()
- ↵⁎Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Ik-Kyung Jang, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, GRB 800, Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Optical coherence tomography (OCT), is a novel intravascular imaging modality analogous to intravascular ultrasound but uses light instead of sound. This review details the background, development, and status of current investigation using OCT, and discusses advantages, limitations, and likely future developments. It provides indications for possible future clinical use, and places OCT in the context of current intravascular imaging in what is a rapidly changing field of investigation.
Dr. Jang has received research grants from LightLab Imaging, Abbott Vascular, and Johnson & Johnson; and he has received royalties from IP owned by MIT and licenced to LightLab Imaging/St. Jude Medical. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received March 11, 2011.
- Revision received August 4, 2011.
- Accepted August 18, 2011.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation
- OCT Technology
- OCT Image Acquisition
- Ex Vivo Plaque Characterization
- In Vivo Plaque Characterization
- OCT and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Immediate Post-Procedural Evaluation
- OCT and PCI: Late Follow-Up
- Study Limitations
- The Potential for Clinical Utility
- Future Directions and Technical Considerations