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Figure 1: Under fluoroscopy, two dots of markers (slender arrows) can be seen on the both ends of stent, indicating the position and length of stent in the coronary artery, although the body of stent is radiolucent (a). There are also two radiopaque balloon markers (gross arrows), which are used for analysis of balloon diameter by quantitative coronary angiography software (b). After implantation, the stent itself can not be detected by angiography, but with optical coherence tomography (M2x, Light Lab, USA), the stent struts are clarified as a unique box appearance (c and d, green arrows).