Hybrid Intravascular Imaging

Fatma Bektas, Hector Garcia Garcia, KK Naka, A Sakellarios, L Athanasiou, DI Fotiadis, LK Michalis, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys

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Abstract

The miniaturization of medical devices and the progress in image processing have allowed the development of a multitude of intravascular imaging modalities that permit more meticulous examination of coronary pathology. However, these techniques have significant inherent limitations that do not allow a complete and thorough assessment of coronary anatomy. To overcome these drawbacks, fusion of different invasive and noninvasive imaging modalities has been proposed. This integration has provided models that give a more detailed understanding of coronary artery pathology and have proved useful in the study of the atherosclerotic process. In this review, the authors describe the currently available hybrid imaging approaches, discuss the technological innovations and efficient algorithms that have been developed to integrate information provided by different invasive techniques, and stress the advantages of the obtained models and their potential in the study of coronary atherosclerosis. (J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;61:1369-78) (C) 2013 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1369-1378
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume61
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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