Optical coherence tomography evaluation of vertebrobasilar artery stenosis: case series and literature review

@article{Xu2020OpticalCT,
  title={Optical coherence tomography evaluation of vertebrobasilar artery stenosis: case series and literature review},
  author={Xiaohui Xu and Min Li and R. Liu and Qin Yin and Xuan-YAN Shi and Fang Yu Wang and Jie Gao and Gelin Xu and Ruidong Ye and Xinfeng Liu},
  journal={Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery},
  year={2020},
  volume={12},
  pages={809 - 813}
}
Background Intracranial vertebrobasilar artery stenosis is an important cause of ischemic stroke. With its high resolution, intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides detailed assessment of vessel wall features. It is widely applied to identify high-risk plaque in the cardiovascular system, but its use in the intracranial artery has been limited. Objective To explore, in this pilot study, the usefulness of OCT in imaging of the intracranial artery wall. Methods Between November… 
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