Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015, 551 S., 198 Abb, Previously published in hardcover, Springer International Publishing
OCT is rapidly being adopted in cardiology practice. However, gap exists between the speed of technology development and the knowledge of cardiologists. Many cardiologists are not familiar with image interpretation and don’t have enough background/knowledge to use the information in clinical practice. This book will be designed for busy interventional cardiologists to become quickly familiar with this emerging technology so that they can take advantage of its power improve patient care and outcome.
“This text is a guide to cardiovascular use of optical coherence tomography (OCT). … The book contains 15 chapters with a useful index, occupying 222 pages and including numerous representative illustrations. … Although this volume is mainly addressed to interventional cardiologists, providing background and useful hints, we recommend this fascinating book to all clinicians interested in vascular biology to improve their understanding of the role and evolution of high-risk plaque in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndrome.” (Valeria Gaudieri and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 43, 2016)
“This book provides an all-encompassing overview of cardiovascular OCT imaging – from a historical perspective to projections about future uses of this exciting technology. … The intended audience is interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular researchers. … This book does a great job of covering both the basic and the complex facets of OCT. The text is concise and well focused.” (Evan S. Jacobs, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2015)
This book is a detailed review of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in cardiovascular practice. OCT enables cross-sectional and volumetric imaging of internal structure and pathology in biological tissues, thus performing an “optical biopsy”, imaging pathology in situ and in real time without the need for excisional biopsy. OCT imaging has become a standard of care in ophthalmology and is an emerging imaging modality in cardiology, where it provides information that often cannot be obtained by any other means. This book provides readers who are not familiar with image interpretation and don’t have enough background/knowledge with information on its clinical use and potential.
Cardiovascular OCT Imaging is designed for busy interventional cardiologists and cardiologists to quickly become familiar with this emerging technology so that they can take advantage of its power to improve patient care and outcome. It will therefore be of great interest to all involved in interventional cardiology from trainees to practicing physicians and technologists.