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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Intraoperative imaging of pediatric vocal fold lesions using optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Fouzi Benboujja; Jordan A. Garcia; Kathy Beaudette; Mathias Strupler; Christopher J. Hartnick; Caroline Boudoux

Paper Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been previously identified as a promising tool for exploring laryngeal pathologies in adults. Here, we present an OCT handheld probe dedicated to imaging the unique geometry involved in pediatric laryngoscopy. A vertical cavity surface emitting laser-based wavelength-swept OCT system operating at 60 frames per second was coupled to the probe to acquire three-dimensional (3-D) volumes in vivo. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed probe and system, we imaged pediatric vocal fold lesions of patients going under direct laryngoscopy. Through this in vivo study, we extracted OCT features characterizing each pediatric vocal fold lesion, which shows a great potential for noninvasive laryngeal lesion discrimination. We believe OCT vocal fold examination in 3-D will result in improved knowledge of the pediatric anatomy and could aid in managing pediatric laryngeal diseases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2016
PDF: 10 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 21(1) 016007 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.1.016007
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 21, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Fouzi Benboujja, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Jordan A. Garcia, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Kathy Beaudette, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Mathias Strupler, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Christopher J. Hartnick, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (United States)
Caroline Boudoux, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Harvard Medical School (United States)

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