Catheter-Based Optical Imaging of a Human Coronary Artery
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a recently developed technology that uses infrared light to generate micrometer-scale cross-sectional images (Science. 1991;254:1178-1181). We recently demonstrated the feasibility of using OCT for assessing atherosclerotic plaque microstructure (Circulation. 1996;93:1206-1213) at resolutions of 4 to 16 μm.
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