ReviewIntravascular imaging of coronary artery disease recent progress and future directionsOchijewicz, Dorota; Tomaniak, Mariusz; Koltowski, Lukasz; Rdzanek, Adam; Pietrasik, Arkadiusz; Kochman, JanuszAuthor Information First Department of Cardiology, Subdivision of Interventional Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Correspondence to Mariusz Tomaniak, MD, First Department of Cardiology, Subdivision of Interventional Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Tel: +48 22 599 19 51/+ 48 22 602 699 078; fax: +48 22 599 19 57; e-mail: email@example.com Received 12 February, 2017 Revised 15 June, 2017 Accepted 25 July, 2017 Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: October 2017 - Volume 18 - Issue 10 - p 733-741 doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000552 Buy Metrics Abstract Although coronary angiography represents a well established diagnostic modality for percutaneous coronary intervention guidance, recent intravascular imaging techniques, such as intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared spectroscopy offer advantages on top of angiography, enhancing the efficacy of lesion evaluation and potentially optimizing the acute and long-term percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes. In addition, recently new generation imaging options have emerged, such as high-definition intravascular ultrasound, polarization-sensitive OCT, intravascular photoacoustic imaging and ultrafast heartbeat OCT. In this review, the current data on the available intravascular imaging techniques, their clinical utility as well as recent technical progresses will be summarized. © 2017 Italian Federation of Cardiology. All rights reserved.