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Japan Market Report for Optical Coherence Tomography Catheters 2018 - Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends -


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OCT delivers high resolution because it utilizes light, rather than
sound or radio frequencies. In coronary applications, OCT involves
directing an optical beam from a catheter extended into the artery of
interest. This light penetrates with a depth of 1 mm to 2 mm into the
tissue and a small portion of the light that reflects from the
sub-surface features is collected. The majority of this collected light
is not reflected, but scattered in a way that causes an effect similar
to glare. However, the OCT technique can filter out this reflected
light, allowing it to produce an image based only on the small
proportion of the collected light that is reflected by the tissues.

Because OCT can only image tissues at a depth of a few millimeters, it
must be performed endovascularly in cardiology applications. As a
result, OCT is most often compared to another imaging technology,
intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Compared to IVUS, OCT produces much
higher resolution images, but it cannot produce as broad an image of the
cardiovascular system. The main drawback of first generation OCT systems
compared to IVUS is the fact that blood flow through the artery must be
stopped (for a short time) with a specialized catheter prior to OCT
imaging. This is due to the fact that blood can attenuate the OCT
optical beam.

While this drawback existed in the majority of first generation OCT
systems used in Europe and Japan, second generation systems operating on
the concept of optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) are expected to
mitigate this problem. OFDI is capable of acquiring images at much
higher frame rates than standard OCT, allowing for the imaging of
coronary arteries following a brief flush of the artery with saline.
Please note that OFDI is sometimes referred to as Fourier domain optical
coherence tomography (FD-OCT).

Key Topics Covered:


Japan Interventional Cardiology Market Overview

Competitive Analysis

Market Trends

Market Developments

Markets Included

Procedures Included

Version History



2.1 Basic Anatomy

2.2 Disease Treatments And Diagnostics

2.3 Patient Demographics


3.1 Product Portfolios

3.2 Regulatory Issues And Recalls

3.3 Clinical Trials


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Analysis And Forecast

4.3 Drivers And Limiters

4.4 Competitive Market Share Analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • Abbott
  • Boston Scientific
  • Terumo
  • Medtronic
  • Philips Volcano
  • Goodman Co.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Nipro/InfraReDx
  • Asahi
  • B. Braun
  • Biosensors International Group Ltd.
  • Biotronik
  • C.R. Bard
  • Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
  • Cook Medical
  • Merit Medical
  • Olympus
  • Opsens
  • Stentys
  • Straub Medical
  • Teleflex
  • W. L. Gore

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