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Focusing light on the vulnerable plaque

A new report has demonstrated the combined use of optical coherence tomography and molecular imaging within human coronary arteries. This combination provides a unique opportunity to look at plaque from a view not previously possible, opening the field for greater understanding of plaque biology in research and clinical practice.

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Figure 1: OCT–NIRAF imaging of a thin-cap fibroatheroma rupture.


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Psaltis, P., Nicholls, S. Focusing light on the vulnerable plaque. Nat Rev Cardiol 13, 253–255 (2016).

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