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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Optical coherence tomography in gynecology: a narrative review
Author(s): Mikhail Yu. Kirillin; Tatiana Motovilova; Natalia M. Shakhova

Paper Abstract

Modern gynecologic practice requires noninvasive diagnostics techniques capable of detecting morphological and functional alterations in tissues of female reproductive organs. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a promising tool for providing imaging of biotissues with high resolution at depths up to 2 mm. Design of the customized probes provides wide opportunities for OCT use in gynecology. This paper contains a retrospective insight into the history of OCT employment in gynecology, an overview of the existing gynecologic OCT probes, including those for combination with other diagnostic modalities, and state-of-the-art application of OCT for diagnostics of tumor and nontumor pathologies of female genitalia. Perspectives of OCT both in diagnostics and treatment planning and monitoring in gynecology are overviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2017
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(12) 121709 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.12.121709
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail Yu. Kirillin, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Tatiana Motovilova, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy (Russia)
Natalia M. Shakhova, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)


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