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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Review of optical coherence tomography in oncology
Author(s): Jianfeng Wang; Yang Xu; Stephen A. Boppart

Paper Abstract

The application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the field of oncology has been prospering over the past decade. OCT imaging has been used to image a broad spectrum of malignancies, including those arising in the breast, brain, bladder, the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts, the skin, and oral cavity, among others. OCT imaging has initially been applied for guiding biopsies, for intraoperatively evaluating tumor margins and lymph nodes, and for the early detection of small lesions that would often not be visible on gross examination, tasks that align well with the clinical emphasis on early detection and intervention. Recently, OCT imaging has been explored for imaging tumor cells and their dynamics, and for the monitoring of tumor responses to treatments. This paper reviews the evolution of OCT technologies for the clinical application of OCT in surgical and noninvasive interventional oncology procedures and concludes with a discussion of the future directions for OCT technologies, with particular emphasis on their applications in oncology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2017
PDF: 23 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 22(12) 121711 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.12.121711
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 22, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Jianfeng Wang, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (United States)
Yang Xu, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (United States)
Univ. of Illinois (United States)
Stephen A. Boppart, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (United States)
Univ. of Illinois (United States)


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