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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Methods and application areas of endoscopic optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

We review the current state of research in endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). We first survey the range of available endoscopic optical imaging techniques. We then discuss the various OCT-based endoscopic methods that have thus far been developed. We compare the different endoscopic OCT methods in terms of their scan performance. Next, we examine the application range of endoscopic OCT methods. In particular, we look at the reported utility of the methods in digestive, intravascular, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. We highlight two additional applications—biopsy procedures and neurosurgery—where sufficiently compact OCT-based endoscopes can have significant clinical impacts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2006
PDF: 19 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6) 063001 doi: 10.1117/1.2400214
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 11, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Zahid Yaqoob, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jigang Wu, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Emily J. McDowell, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Xin Heng, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Changhuei Yang, California Institute of Technology (United States)


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