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 | December 22, 2008
December 23, 2008 - Volcano Corp., a manufacturer of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and...

The LipiScan Coronary Imaging System by InfraReDx.

Feature | October 30, 2008 | Ellen W. Rothschild, RN, MS
There is considerable interest in being able to clearly identify vulnerable plaque (VP) and research efforts are...
News | October 19, 2008
October 20, 2008 – At TCT last week Abbott announced two-year data from 30 patients in its ABSORB clinical trial,...
News | October 12, 2008
October 12, 2008 – Research results indicate that optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be the best tool available to...

CIS utilizes Toshiba's Aquilion 64-Slice CT because of its speed, and it uses less radiation and contrast.

Feature | July 09, 2008 | Nick Obradovich
The only safe assumption to make about today’s current gold standard imaging modality used to identify and evaluate...
News | May 07, 2008
May 8, 2008 – The first human procedure using the Volcano OCT imaging catheter, which uses optical coherence...
News | January 21, 2008
January 22, 2008 - A new stent with a nanothin surface application known as Polyzene-F shows promise in opening and...
News | January 21, 2008
January 22, 2008 - A new stent with a nanothin surface application shows promise in opening and healing blocked heart...
News | April 02, 2007
April 3, 2007 —FoxHollow Technologies Inc. has announced it has submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the U.S....