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.

News | September 22, 2010
September 22, 2010 - A new intravascular imaging system will be highlighted at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

Boston Scientific's Atlantis IVUS

News | September 15, 2010
September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the...
News | September 01, 2010
September 1, 2010 - The results of follow-up tests undertaken ten years after the first patient was treated with a...
News | August 24, 2010
August 24, 2010 – Optical coherence tomography (OCT) evaluation of a patient with anterior ST-elevation myocardial...
News | August 11, 2010
August 11, 2010 – Development of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system built into an angioplasty balloon...
News | July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010 – This week St. Jude Medical filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volcano Corp. over its...
Feature | July 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Three companies made significant purchases and product introductions in May and June in efforts to gain a larger...
News | June 03, 2010
June 3, 2010 – Six-month data from the first 45 patients enrolled in the second stage of a trial for a bioresorbable...

Volcano's forward-looking IVUS system.

News | May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010 – New intravascular imaging innovations, such as registered angiography and intravascular ultrasound (...
News | May 21, 2010
May 21, 2010 – A second company is hoping to gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for an optical...
News | May 19, 2010
May 20, 2010 – St. Jude Medical Inc. announced yesterday it is purchasing LightLab Imaging Inc. for $90 million....
News | May 06, 2010
May 6, 2010 – After entered the Japanese drug-eluting stent market earlier this year, Abbott's Xience V and Boston...

An optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of a stent in a coronary vessel. The shadows are from the stent struts.

Technology | May 05, 2010
May 5, 2010 – A new high-definition intravascular imaging system gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
News | April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 – Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents said they would adopt optical coherence tomography (OCT)...

Image created through optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the coronary arteries.

News | March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010 - Optical coherence tomography (OCT) not only has the potential to identify vulnerable plaques, but in...