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.

Avinger, Pantheris lumivascular atherectomy system, PAD treatment, peripheral artery disease, FDA clearance
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | March 03, 2016
March 3, 2016 — Avinger Inc. announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
St. Jude Medical, Optis Mobile Sytem, Europe and Japan launch, OCT and angiography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the launch of the company’s Optis Mobile System in Japan and Europe...
Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...
Videos | Intravascular Imaging | October 30, 2015
Ziad  Ali, M.D., associate director of translational medicine, Columbia University Medical Center / New York-...
Pie Medical Imaging, Frost & Sullivan, technology leadership, CAAS, cardiovascular diagnostics

CAAS MRV is part of Pie Medical Imaging's suite of imaging solutions for quantitative cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment planning. - See more at: http://www.itnonline.com/content/pie-medical-imaging-recognized-innovation-quantitative-cardiovascular-software#sthash.lkTQkzwT.dpuf

News | Cardiac Imaging | September 01, 2015
September 1, 2015 — Based on its recent analysis of the cardiovascular image management market, Frost & Sullivan...
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...