Using optical coherence tomography to detect peripheral pulmonary thrombi.

@article{Hong2012UsingOC,
  title={Using optical coherence tomography to detect peripheral pulmonary thrombi.},
  author={Cheng Hong and Wei Wang and Nan-shan Zhong and Guang-qiao Zeng and Hua Wu},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 17},
  pages={3171-4}
}
BACKGROUND Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new imaging technique capable of obtaining high-resolution intravascular images of small vessels and has been widely used in interventional cardiology. However, application of OCT in peripheral pulmonary arteries in patients has been seldom documented. METHODS Three patients who were highly suspected peripheral pulmonary arteries thrombi and had undergone CT pulmonary angiography but tested negative for thrombi in peripheral pulmonary… CONTINUE READING