Near infrared spectroscopy-Intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) provide a fully automated Lipid Core Burden Index (LCBI). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is potentially capable of measuring lipid longitudinal extension in a dedicated two-dimensional LCBI spread-out plot. The present study has been designed to validate an automated approach to assess OCT images, able of providing a dedicated LCBI spread-out plot.
Adoption of a new automated optical coherence tomography software to obtain a lipid plaque spread-out plot. Isidori F, Lella E, Marco V, Albertucci M, Ozaki Y, La Manna A, Biccirè FG, Romagnoli E, Bourantas CV, Paoletti G, Fabbiocchi F, Gatto L, Budassi S, Sticchi A, Burzotta F, Taglieri N, Calligaris G, Arbustini E, Alfonso F, Prati F. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Jul 22. doi: 10.1007/s10554-021-02323-y