2010 Design of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts

Optical Coherence Tomography Characterization of Balloon Diameter and Wall Thickness PUBLIC ACCESS

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Hamed Azarnoush

Center for Intelligent Machines, McGill University

Rafik Bourezak, Sebastien Vergnole, Guy Lamouche

Industrial Materials Institute National Research Council of Canada

Benoit Boulet

Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University

J. Med. Devices 4(2), 027523 (Aug 10, 2010) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.3443219 History: Published August 10, 2010


An intravascular optical coherence tomography probe is integrated in a computerized angioplasty balloon deployment system. The resulting setup can be useful in many applications. In this paper, based on the acquired intraluminal images, we achieve a detailed assessment of the diameter and wall thickness of the inflated balloon at different pressures. Such analysis is helpful in testing the balloon quality, in assessing deformation model, or in validating new balloon designs.

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