Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies: A report from the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation

Guillermo J. Tearney, Evelyn Regar, Takashi Akasaka, Tom Adriaenssens, Peter Barlis, Hiram G. Bezerra, Brett Bouma, Nico Bruining, Jin Man Cho, Saqib Chowdhary, Marco A. Costa, Ranil De Silva, Jouke Dijkstra, Carlo Di Mario, Darius Dudeck, Erlin Falk, Marc D. Feldman, Peter Fitzgerald, Hector Garcia, Nieves GonzaloJuan F. Granada, Giulio Guagliumi, Niels R. Holm, Yasuhiro Honda, Fumiaki Ikeno, Masanori Kawasaki, Janusz Kochman, Lukasz Koltowski, Takashi Kubo, Teruyoshi Kume, Hiroyuki Kyono, Cheung Chi Simon Lam, Guy Lamouche, David P. Lee, Martin B. Leon, Akiko Maehara, Olivia Manfrini, Gary S. Mintz, Kyiouchi Mizuno, Marie Angle Morel, Seemantini Nadkarni, Hiroyuki Okura, Hiromasa Otake, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Francesco Prati, Lorenz Rber, Maria D. Radu, Johannes Rieber, Maria Riga, Andrew Rollins, Mireille Rosenberg, Vasile Sirbu, Patrick W.J.C. Serruys, Kenei Shimada, Toshiro Shinke, Junya Shite, Eliot Siegel, Shinjo Sonada, Melissa Suter, Shigeho Takarada, Atsushi Tanaka, Mitsuyasu Terashima, Thim Troels, Shiro Uemura, Giovanni J. Ughi, Heleen M.M. Van Beusekom, Antonius F.W. Van Der Steen, Gerrit Ann Van Es, Gijs Van Soest, Renu Virmani, Sergio Waxman, Neil J. Weissman, Giora Weisz

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease. Background: Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is a catheter-based modality that acquires images at a resolution of ∼10 μm, enabling visualization of blood vessel wall microstructure in vivo at an unprecedented level of detail. IVOCT devices are now commercially available worldwide, there is an active user base, and the interest in using this technology is growing. Incorporation of IVOCT in research and daily clinical practice can be facilitated by the development of uniform terminology and consensus-based standards on use of the technology, interpretation of the images, and reporting of IVOCT results. Methods: The IWG-IVOCT, comprising more than 260 academic and industry members from Asia, Europe, and the United States, formed in 2008 and convened on the topic of IVOCT standardization through a series of 9 national and international meetings. Results: Knowledge and recommendations from this group on key areas within the IVOCT field were assembled to generate this consensus document, authored by the Writing Committee, composed of academicians who have participated in meetings and/or writing of the text. Conclusions: This document may be broadly used as a standard reference regarding the current state of the IVOCT imaging modality, intended for researchers and clinicians who use IVOCT and analyze IVOCT data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1072
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume59
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 2012

Keywords

  • atherosclerosis
  • consensus document
  • coronary artery
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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