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Intracoronary Imaging

  • Takashi Kubo
  • Takashi Akasaka
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Abstract

Intravascular imaging provides a valuable opportunity to assess coronary atherosclerosis in living people and to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Several catheter-based, invasive, intravascular imaging methods are currently available for research and clinical purposes. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are commonly used intravascular imaging methods in our daily clinical practice.

Keywords

Atherosclerosis Coronary artery disease Intravascular ultrasound Optical coherence tomography Percutaneous coronary intervention Virtual histology Vulnerable plaque 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineWakayama Medical UniversityWakayamaJapan

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