The Development and Physics of OCT.- Histology Validation of OCT Images.- Basic Interpretation Skills.- Intravascular OCT Imaging Artifacts.- Coronary plaque types: TCFA, healed plaque, calcified plaque.- Plaque Erosion.- How to use OCT to optimize PCI.- Post-PCI OCT findings and the clinical significance.- Very Late Stent Thrombosis (neoatherosclerosis).- Bioabsorbable Stent.- Detection of Vulnerable Plaque.- Multi-modality imaging.- Future Development.
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.
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.