Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT):

 

OCT uses reflected light waves to image coronary arteries in microscopic detail. As a result of its resolution and speed, it produces clear, easy-to-understand views of vessel morphology and plaque composition for planning and optimizing treatment. Immediately following angioplasty and stenting it helps to know in detail malapposition, dissection and thrombus. Also stent strut coverage is nicely delineated at follow - up.


Stent Malapposition

Dissection

Thrombus