The efficacy of an IVUS-guided stent implantation strategy to improve acute results and clinical outcome has been described previously. OCT is another technique which allows high-resolution intracoronary imaging. However, the use of invasive imaging modalities to guide PCI has, as yet, played a limited role in current clinical practice. This may be partly explained by the expertise required for interpretation and clinical decision making. We present a novel technology which enables real-time co-registration of OCT images with angiography. This will simplify matching cross-sectional images to their geographic position on the angiogram, thereby facilitating imaging-guided PCI.

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