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Detection of dental carious lesions by swept-source optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Zhenlin Zhan; Yuhong Fang; Guangxing Wang; Shusen Xie
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this laboratory study was to evaluate the use of a swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) as a diagnostic tool for dental caries. The carious molars were extracted from human volunteers and examined visually using conventional dental equipment without any magnification. SS-OCT observations were carried out on the same sites as where the conventional examination had been performed. The center wavelength of SS-OCT system is 1300 nm at a 100 kHz sweep rate. The results showed that SS-OCT could clearly create cross-sectional imaging of dental structures. Moreover, carious lesions could be detected and distinguished from normal tissues. In conclusion, the SS-OCT signal could be used as a marker for early caries detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10820, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics VIII, 108202K (23 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2501039
Show Author Affiliations
Zhenlin Zhan, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Yuhong Fang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Guangxing Wang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Shusen Xie, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10820:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics VIII
Qingming Luo; Xingde Li; Ying Gu; Yuguo Tang, Editor(s)

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