Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

                        For Imaging Vulnerable Plaques

  Introduction Basic Principles Intracoronary OCT Other Applications Future Work References BME 240


           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.







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