Title

Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Neurointerventional Surgery

UMMS Affiliation

New England Center for Stroke Research; Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2018-11-29

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Equipment and Supplies | Nervous System Diseases | Radiology | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Therapeutics

Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution imaging modality that uses backscattered light to produce cross-sectional images of biological tissue with micrometer resolution. The first publication using the term OCT appeared in 1991 and arose as a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. The high-spatial resolution makes it an optimal modality for imaging pathologies which affect individual tissue layers and evaluating microfeatures of therapeutic devices. The first in vivo application of OCT was the imaging of the anterior segment of the human eye, an ideal target for this technology since the transparency of the ocular media allows for noninvasive imaging of important eye structures, such as the cornea and the retina. A few years later, the integration of fiber optic technologies into OCT systems enabled the development of intravascular imaging catheters for the in vivo visualization of coronary arteries and in situ stents in high resolution.

Keywords

endovascular procedures, intracranial aneurysm, intracranial arteriosclerosis, optical coherence tomography, stents

DOI of Published Version

10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.022315

Source

Stroke. 2018 Nov 29:STROKEAHA118022315. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.022315. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Stroke

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30580737

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