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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Special Section Guest Editorial: Optical Coherence Tomography and Interferometry: Advanced Engineering and Biomedical Applications

Paper Abstract

Since its invention in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, optical coherence interferometry (OCI) and its imaging version, optical coherence tomography (OCT), techniques experienced rapid scientific and technological advancements allowing high-resolution imaging and analysis of tissues and cells in three dimensions, with micrometer-level resolution and with speeds approaching and recently exceeding video rate. The unique capabilities of OCI and OCT to assess tissues, coupled with their noninvasive and contrast agent-free nature has resulted in a wide variety of exciting biomedical applications across the clinical spectrum, including ophthalmology, cardiology, and dentistry, among others. As a result, many labs and more than 40 OCT start-up companies currently invest significant resources for new OCT technology and product developments, for both preclinical and clinical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2014
PDF: 3 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 19(2) 021101 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.2.021101
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 19, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Kirill V. Larin, N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Valery V. Tuchin, Univ. of Houston (United States)
I. Alex Vitkin, Ontario Cancer Institute (Canada)

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