Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

  • Francesco Prati
  • Maria Teresa Mallus
  • Fabrizio Imola
  • Mario Albertucci


OCT is a new promising imaging modality allowing better definition of the surface morphology of coronary lesions and largely improved assessment of the immediate and late outcomes of coronary interventions. Further studies are needed to define the role of this atraumatic high-precision technology in clinical practice and particularly in guidance and follow-up of coronary interventions.


Optical Coherence Tomography Stent Thrombosis Plaque Burden Optical Coherence Tomography Image Plaque Component 
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We are thankful to the CLI Foundation for supporting this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Prati
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Teresa Mallus
    • 3
  • Fabrizio Imola
    • 3
  • Mario Albertucci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional CardiologySan Giovanni HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular DiseasesCardiovascular Surgery, CLI Foundation, Centro per la Lotta contro l’InfartoRomeItaly
  3. 3.Interventional CardiologySan Giovanni HospitalRomeItaly

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