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Constructing 3D models of the pediatric upper airway from long range optical coherence tomography images
Author(s): Tony D. Nguyen; Erica Su; Frances Lazarow; F. Carter Wheatley; Anthony Chin-Loy; Alex Wang; Dimitry Protsenko; Gurpreet S. Ahuja; Zhongping Chen; Brian J-F. Wong
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Paper Abstract

Long-range optical coherence tomography has been developed to image the upper airway, obtaining high resolution, cross-sectional images of the hollow structure. The information obtained from the anatomical structure of the airway is important to objectively identify regions of airway obstruction. This paper describes a technique to create 3D reconstructions of the upper airway from LR-OCT images. Herein we outline the necessary steps to generate these 3D models, including image processing techniques, manual tissue segmentation in Mimics, anatomical curvature bending, and the final STL model rendition. These 3D models were used to qualitatively analyze structural changes before and after surgical interventions. The reconstructions could also be used for further computational fluid dynamics analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8926, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics X, 89262L (31 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052971
Show Author Affiliations
Tony D. Nguyen, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Erica Su, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Frances Lazarow, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
F. Carter Wheatley, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Anthony Chin-Loy, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Alex Wang, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Dimitry Protsenko, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Gurpreet S. Ahuja, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Zhongping Chen, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Brian J-F. Wong, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8926:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics X
Bernard Choi; Hyun Wook Kang; Brian J. F. Wong; Guillermo J. Tearney; Andreas Mandelis; Nikiforos Kollias; Kenton W. Gregory; Justus F. Ilgner; Haishan Zeng; Laura Marcu, Editor(s)

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