HOLY FAMILY HEART INSTITUTE BANDRA

OCT Optical Coherence Tomography machine with angiographic co-registration

Oct is the latest gold standard procedure for imaging for coronary vessels

A 3-D fly through an MSO for Stent optimization enhances the results for coronary intervention procedures. It is an imaging procedure which looks at the artery deciphering the characteristics of the plaque – lipid rich, fibrous, calcified or missed; size of the vessel length of the lesions apposition to the stent and expansion of the Stent and giving the cardiologist visuals to position the Stent so the both edges dissection.

Holy Family hospital Bandra has also invented in an angiographic co-registration, which enables the cardiologist to super impose images from the OCT on the angiography there by enabling precise length of the Stent and exact positioning.

Use of OCT and ADVANTAGES:

Helps in treating complicated arteries;

Avoids unnecessary interventions on insignificant lesions

Less chances of recurrence;

Helps the cardiologist make a better judgement and treat the patient better.

LONG TERM BENEFITS - LESS ILLNESS, LESS HOSPITALIZATION