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.

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 (...
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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...

The Ilumien Optis can reconstruct 3-D images on vessels and stent placements using OCT technology.

Feature | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
News | December 26, 2012
December 26, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in its ILUMIEN I clinical study. The...
News | December 07, 2012
December 7, 2012 — Volcano Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sync-Rx Ltd...
Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter
Technology | November 16, 2012
November 16, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc....
CONNECT II Clinical Trial CTO Crossing Catherter Peripheral Artery Disease
News | October 24, 2012
October 24, 2012 — Avinger Inc., a medical device manufacturer of multi-functional catheters for crossing CTOs in...
News | July 20, 2012
July 20, 2012 — The ability to see inside the arteries of vascular disease patients in high resolution before and...
News | July 05, 2012
July 5, 2012 — Avinger Inc., a medical device manufacturer of multifunctional catheters for treating patients with...
News | June 08, 2012
June 8, 2012 — Austin Heart, the largest provider of cardiac and vascular services in central Texas, announced its...
News | April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012 - Abbott and St. Jude Medical announced ChoiceAlliance, a multi-year joint initiative that provides...
Videos | Intravascular Imaging | April 06, 2012
Several interventional cardiology experts share their views on how fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical coherence...