Atherosclerotic plaque characterization methods based on coronary imaging provides a complete review of computer methods for atherosclerotic plaque reconstruction and characterization the authors with their expertise from biomedical engineering computer science and cardiology offer a holistic view the focus of the book is on the . Despite the remarkable advance in intracoronary plaque characterization systems and methods histology still remains the gold standard in atherosclerotic plaque characterization although histology is not always available the research community should always focus on that direction producing histological images or their alternative coronary . The current understanding of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease is based largely on postmortem studies optical coherence tomography oct is a high resolution 10 um catheter based imaging modality capable of investigating detailed coronary plaque morphology in vivo oct is a . Optical coherence tomography oct is an intravascular imaging method that enables coronary artery plaque characterization by the highest achievable in vivo spatial resolution at 10 20 m a resolution of 10 fold higher than that of intravascular ultrasound ivus 78 a prior study has demonstrated oct to be a reliable and accurate for . Atherosclerotic plaque characterization methods based on coronary imaging provides a complete review of computer methods for atherosclerotic plaque reconstruction and characterization
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