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Elasticity measurement of nasal cartilage as a function of temperature using optical coherence elastography
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Paper Abstract

Current clinical methods of reconstruction surgery involve laser reshaping of nasal cartilage. The process of stress relaxation caused by laser heating is the primary method to achieve nasal cartilage reshaping. Based on this, a rapid, non-destructive and accurate elasticity measurement would allow for a more robust reshaping procedure. In this work, we have utilized a phase-stabilized swept source optical coherence elastography (PhSSSOCE) to quantify the Young’s modulus of porcine nasal septal cartilage during the relaxation process induced by heating. The results show that PhS-SSOCE was able to monitor changes in elasticity of hyaline cartilage, and this method could potentially be applied in vivo during laser reshaping therapies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9327, Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics II, 932714 (6 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079933
Show Author Affiliations
Chih Hao Liu, Univ. of Houston (United States)
M. N. Skryabina, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Manmohan Singh, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Jiasong Li, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Chen Wu, Univ. of Houston (United States)
E. Sobol, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russian Federation)
Kirill V. Larin, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Baylor College of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9327:
Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics II
Kirill V. Larin; David D. Sampson, Editor(s)

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