Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an catheter-based intravascular imaging technology that uses low-coherence light interferometry, using near-infrared light, to capture high-resolution 2-D and 3-D image reconstructions of coronary arteries. It has a lower level of tissue penetration than intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), but offers much higher resolution images of the tissues. It is used to determine the nature and extent of the atheroscleratic disease in the vessel wall, to assess in-stent restenosis and aid catheter procedure navigation in the cath lab.

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS IntraVascular 2.0, OCT, IVUS, NIRS-IVUS
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | August 03, 2015
August 3, 2015 — Pie Medical Imaging announced the release of CAAS IntraVascular 2.0, the dedicated software for...
St. Jude Medical, OCT, ILUMIEN III, IVUS, angiography, PCI
Feature | Intravascular Imaging | July 10, 2015
July 9, 2015 - St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the launch of the ILUMIEN III clinical trial on June 30. ILUMIEN III is...
Ilumien Optis, 3D OCT, 3-D OCT

An OCT 3-D reconstructed image of a coronary vessel cutaway showing a stent and bifurcating vessels.

Feature | Intravascular Imaging | July 02, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Angiography alone for procedural image guidance in the catheterization lab is sometimes not enough, and it is helpful...
St. Jude Medical, OCT, PCI, ILUMIEN, EuroPCR 2015
News | May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the ILUMIEN I trial and final results from the...
Videos | ACC | March 25, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular technology...
Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

A comparison between a cross section of a foot in a healthy and a diabetic patient with peripheral artery disease. The optical tomographic imaging technology shows blood perfusion, or the absence of perfusion, in the issue.

Feature | February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015 — Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral...
News | October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014 -- A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the...
OCT
Feature | September 26, 2014
September 26, 2014 — The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) in primary...
Videos | Cath Lab | September 26, 2014
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies discussed in...
News | July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 — Avinger announced that John Pigott, M.D., of Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, Ohio, enrolled the first...
Watchman, LAA occluder that may help increase cath lab procedure volume.

Left-atrial appendage (LAA) occlusions may help increase cath lab procedure volume.

Feature | June 17, 2014 | Dave Fornell
Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about...

An example of GE Healthcare's XD Clear true 3-D echo visualization software. The images are seen in actual 3-D with use of a pair of glasses, and depth perception is enhanced with the use of false lighting and shadowing.

Feature | January 20, 2014 | Dave Fornell
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights...
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Feature | November 18, 2013
November 18, 2013 — In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (...
OCT st. jude imaging systems cath lab advanced visualization ilumiens
Technology | October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of...

Avinger Ocelot

News | September 03, 2013
September 3, 2013 — Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional...