The complex nature of atherosclerosis demands high-resolution approaches to identify subtle thrombogenic lesions and define the risk of plaque rupture. Here, we report the proof-of-concept use of a multimodal scanning fibre endoscope (SFE) consisting of a single optical fibre scanned by a piezoelectric drive that illuminates tissue with red, blue and green… (More)
INTRODUCTION Disruption of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque is the precipitating factor that culminates in thrombosis and ischemia. Current technologies do not have sufficient power to identify subtle thrombogenic lesions (ie, ulcers) in the arterial endoluminal surfaces nor reliably predict markers for future symptomatology. We developed an ultra-thin… (More)
Figure 1: Six time steps from the quantum chemistry animation showing the lifespan of the particles present in the metastable molecule.