Consensus Standards for Acquisition, Measurement, and Reporting of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Studies A Report From the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation

GJ Tearney, Evelyn Regar, T Akasaka, T Adriaenssens, P (Peter) Barlis, HG Bezerra, B Bouma, Nico Bruining, JM Cho, S Chowdhary, M (Marco) Costa, R de Silva, J (Jouke) Dijkstra, C (Carlo) di Mario, D Dudeck, E Falk, MD Feldman, P Fitzgerald, H Garcia, N GonzaloJF Granada, G Guagliumi, NR Holm, Y Honda, F Ikeno, M Kawasaki, J Kochman, L Koltowski, T Kubo, T Kume, H Kyono, CCS Lam, G Lamouche, DP Lee, MB Leon, A Maehara, O Manfrini, GS Mintz, K Mizuno, Marie-Angele Morel, S Nadkarni, H Okura, H Otake, A Pietrasik, F Prati, L Raber, MD Radu, J Rieber, M Riga, A Rollins, M Rosenberg, V Sirbu, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys, K Shimada, T Shinke, J Shite, E Siegel, S Sonada, M Suter, S Takarada, A Tanaka, M Terashima, T Troels, S Uemura, GJ Ughi, H.M.M. van Beusekom, Ton van der Steen, Gerrit-anne Es, Gijs van Soest, R Virmani, S Waxman, NJ Weissman, G Weisz

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Objectives The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease. Background Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is a catheter-based modality that acquires images at a resolution of similar to 10 mu m, enabling visualization of blood vessel wall microstructure in vivo at an unprecedented level of detail. IVOCT devices are now commercially available worldwide, there is an active user base, and the interest in using this technology is growing. Incorporation of IVOCT in research and daily clinical practice can be facilitated by the development of u Methods The IWG-IVOCT, comprising more than 260 academic and industry members from Asia, Europe, and the United States, formed in 2008 and convened on the topic of IVOCT standardization through a series of 9 national and international meetings. Results Knowledge and recommendations from this group on key areas within the IVOCT field were assembled to generate this consensus document, authored by the Writing Committee, composed of academicians who have participated in meetings and/or writing of the text. Conclusions This document may be broadly used as a standard reference regarding the current state of the IVOCT imaging modality, intended for researchers and clinicians who use IVOCT and analyze IVOCT data. (J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:1058-72) (C) 2012 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation
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Pages (from-to)1058-1072
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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