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Cardiovascular OCT Imaging

  • Ik-Kyung Jang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. James G. Fujimoto, Joseph Schmitt, Eric Swanson, Aaron D. Aguirre, Ik-Kyung Jang
    Pages 1-23
  3. Teruyoshi Kume, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka
    Pages 25-36
  4. Tom Adriaenssens
    Pages 37-52
  5. Jennifer E. Phipps, Taylor Hoyt, David Halaney, J. Jacob Mancuso, Sahar Elahi, Andrew Cabe et al.
    Pages 53-66
  6. Francesco Fracassi, Giampaolo Niccoli
    Pages 67-77
  7. Vikas Thondapu, Peter Libby, Ik-Kyung Jang
    Pages 79-89
  8. Ashkan Parsa, Jacqueline Saw
    Pages 91-104
  9. Teruyoshi Kume, Shiro Uemura
    Pages 105-114
  10. Tom Adriaenssens
    Pages 125-137
  11. Alessio Mattesini, Antonio Martellini, Luigi Tassetti, Carlo Di Mario
    Pages 139-147
  12. Rocco Vergallo, Ik-Kyung Jang
    Pages 149-161
  13. Kensuke Nishimiya, Guillermo Tearney
    Pages 163-174
  14. Martin Villiger, Jian Ren, Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo, Brett E. Bouma
    Pages 175-191
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book


This heavily revised second edition comprehensively reviews the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in cardiovascular practice. It provides detailed guidance on how to properly interpret OCT images and successfully utilise it in daily clinical practice  Chapters cover the development and physics associated with OCT, relevant interpretation skills, OCT imaging artifacts, plaque erosion, bioabsorbable stent, the detection of vulnerable plaque, and the use of OCT imaging in unison with other modalities such as phase contrast imaging (PCI). Areas of potential future development are also covered 


Cardiovascular OCT Imaging enables interventional cardiologists and cardiologists to quickly become both familiar and develop a detailed understanding of this technology to improve patient care and treatment outcome. It is a valuable reference for all practising and trainee medical professionals in cardiology, and in particular those who specialize in interventional cardiology.


Acute Coronary Syndrome Cardiac Ultrasound Coronary Artery Dissection Neoatherosclerosis Stent Thrombosis atherosclerosis cardiology fractional flow reserve optical coherence tomography percutaneous coronary intervention Histology validation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ik-Kyung Jang
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the editors

Ik-Kyung Jang, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Cardiology Laboratory for Integrative Physiology and Imaging (CLIPI) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jang came to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1987 from Leuven University in Belgium, where he has completed his residency in medicine and fellowship in cardiology. He also successfully defended his doctorate thesis at the same university under the supervision of Professor Desire Collen. After his advanced fellowship in cardiology at MGH, he joined the staff and is currently working as a Physician and an interventional cardiologist in the Cardiology Division. His research interest has been acute coronary syndromes including acute myocardial infarction. His earlier research focused on pharmacology and physiology of thrombosis and thrombolysis including thrombin hypothesis and platelet inhibition. For the past twenty years he has pioneered the application of intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to patients to better characterize coronary plaques and to understand the mechanisms of plaque rupture. In 2010 Dr. Jang established an international OCT Registry, which has more than 2500 patients from 20 sites across 6 countries.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiovascular OCT Imaging
  • Editors Ik-Kyung Jang
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-25710-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-25713-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-25711-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages VII, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 148 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Imaging
    Diagnostic Radiology
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