When are intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) indicated in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

Updated: Nov 27, 2019
  • Author: George A Stouffer, III, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are used in PCI for the following purposes:

  • Provision of information about atherosclerotic plaque composition and burden, the vessel wall, vessel size, degree of calcium, and degree of luminal narrowing
  • Assessment of indeterminate lesions
  • Evaluation of adequate stent deployment

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