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Study Data from University of Verona Provide New Insights into Optical Coherence Tomography (Intracoronary optical coherence tomography: a review of...

August 1, 2014



Study Data from University of Verona Provide New Insights into Optical Coherence Tomography (Intracoronary optical coherence tomography: a review of clinical applications)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Optical Coherence Tomography. According to news reporting out of Verona, Italy, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a light-based technology that provides very high spatial resolution images."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Verona, "OCT has been initially employed as a research tool to investigate plaque morphology and stent strut coverage. The introduction of frequency domain OCT allowing fast image acquisition during a prolonged contrast injection via the guiding catheter has made OCT applicable for guidance of coronary interventions."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In this manuscript, the various applications of OCT are reviewed, from assessment of plaque vulnerability and severity to characteristics of unstable lesions and thrombus burden to stent optimization and evaluation of late results."

For more information on this research see: Intracoronary optical coherence tomography: a review of clinical applications. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2014;15(7):543-553. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - journals.lww.com/jcardiovascularmedicine/pages/default.aspx)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Zivelonghi, University of Verona, Dept. of Med, I-37100 Verona, Italy. Additional authors for this research include M. Ghione, K. Kilickesmez, R.E. Loureiro, N. Foin, A. Lindsay, R. de Silva, F. Ribichini, C. Vassanelli and C. Di Mario (see also Optical Coherence Tomography).

Keywords for this news article include: Verona, Italy, Europe, Imaging Technology, Optical Coherence Tomography

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