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Hybrid intravacular imaging of coronary atherosclerosis: what is expected to be the role of hybrid imaging catheters in the clinical practice and research? (Conference Presentation)

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Advances in image and signal processing and the miniaturisation of the medical devices have enabled the design of hybrid intravascular imaging catheters that have two probes on their tip which allow more complete assessment of plaque morphology physiology and biology than standalone intravascular imaging techniques. Histology studies have highlighted the superiority of hybrid intravascular imaging in assessing lesion characteristics; however the value of these techniques in the clinical arena and research is yet unclear. The aim of this presentation is to summarise the developments in the field, present the advantages and limitations of the existing prototypes and based on the existing evidence discuss the potential value of the established or emerging hybrid intravascular imaging probes in guiding percutaneous coronary intervention, assessing lesion pathology and detecting plaques that are a likely to progress and cause events.

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Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11215, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Light in Cardiology 2020, 1121502 (9 March 2020);
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Christos V. Bourantas, Barts Heart Centre / University College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11215:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Light in Cardiology 2020
Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Laura Marcu, Editor(s)

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