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February 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:46-9

Contemporary coronary imaging from patient to plaque: part 5 a glimpse of the future 

Scott W Murray

Abstract

Introduction As a way of moving on from our previous articles, I have devised a summary table (table 1) looking at what can or cannot be provided by the existing techniques and what may be provided by the newer techniques that will be discussed briefly in this article. Table 1. Comparative features of plaque imaging tools Future plaque imaging techniques Raman spectroscopy Figure 1. Co-registration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images (A) with Raman spectroscopy data (B) Raman spectroscopy is an established analytical technique that is widely utilised throughout the world. Over the last decade, a Raman spectroscopy catheter system has be

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