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Research & Development in Material Science

Optical Imaging for Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease

  • Zhe Sun 1†, Xiumeng Hua 2†, Mengni Bao1, Han Mo1, Xiao Chen2 and Jiangping Song1,2

    1Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Shenzhen 518038, China

    2State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China

    These authors contributed equally to this work

Submission: October 26, 2022;Published: November 10, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2022.18.000931

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume18 Issue2


Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world population. Optical imaging has the advantages of micron-level spatial resolution, high sensitivity for subcellular localization, lack of radiation and cost-effectiveness, which make it attractive for imaging atherosclerotic plaques and clots. This article provides a brief review of optical imaging tools for cardiovascular disease diagnosis.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease; Atherosclerosis; Optical imaging; Early diagnosis

Abbreviations: AIEgens: Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens; ACQ: Aggregation-Caused Quenching; CT: Microcomputed Tomography; CVD: Cardiovascular Disease; ILSI: Intravascular Laser Speckle Imaging; IVPA: Intravascular Photoacoustic Imaging; NIR: Near-Infrared; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography; PAI: Photoacoustic Imaging; PET: Positron Emission Tomography

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