Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
For Imaging Vulnerable Plaques
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a promising new class of diagnostic medical imaging
technology that utilizes advanced photonics and fiber optics to obtain images and
tissue characterization on a scale never before possible within the human body.
With micrometer resolution and millimeter penetration depth. OCT has critical
advantages over other medical imaging systems, such as ultrasound, MRI that are
not suited to morphological tissue imaging. OCT can be used in biological systems
to study tissues in vivo with near-histologic, ultrahigh resolution, such as retina in the eye. The rationale for
intravascular application of OCT is its potential for in vivo visualisation of the coronary artery microstructure.
Designed by Jingjing Jiang