This study demonstrates that PS-OCT not only can identify the presence of collagen in coronary plaques but also can estimate collagen content. This technology provides an improved method for risk stratification of coronary plaques.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
S. Shortkroff, S. D. Giattina, B. K. Courtney, P. R. Herz, M. Harman, D. L. Stamper, B. Liu, J. G. Fujimoto, and M. E. Brezinski, "Measurement of Collagen Content of Coronary Artery Plaque by Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT)," in Biomedical Optics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuI35.
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