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Coronary OCT coregistration

Stylianos A Pyxaras, Shengxian Tu, Emanuele Barbato, Johan H C Reiber, William Wijns
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July 2013: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Caroline Malle, Tomohisa Tada, Kristin Steigerwald, Giovanni J Ughi, Tibor Schuster, Masataka Nakano, Steffen Massberg, Johannes Jehle, Giulio Guagliumi, Adnan Kastrati, Renu Virmani, Robert A Byrne, Michael Joner
OBJECTIVE: To validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for assessment of vascular healing in a preclinical animal model and human autopsy cases and to translate the findings to the assessment of vascular healing after drug-eluting stent implantation in clinical practice. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Drug-eluting and bare metal stents were imaged 28 and 42 days after implantation in atherosclerotic rabbits using OCT and simultaneously evaluated by histology. After coregistration with histology, gray-scale signal intensity (GSI) was measured for identified mature or immature neointimal tissue...
June 2013: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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