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OCT for diagnosis of periodontal disease
Author(s): Bill W. Colston; Matthew J. Everett; Luiz Barroca Da Silva; Linda L. Otis
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a hand-held in vivo scanning device for use in the oral cavity. We produced, using this scanning device, in vivo OCT images of dental tissues in human volunteers. All the OCT images were analyzed for the presence of clinically relevant anatomical structures. The gingival margin, periodontal sulcus, and dento-enamel junction were visible in all the images. The cemento-enamel junction was discernible in 64% of the images and the alveolar bone presumptively identified for 71% of the images. These images represent, to our knowledge, the first in vivo OCT images of human dental tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications II, (24 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306070
Show Author Affiliations
Bill W. Colston, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Matthew J. Everett, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Linda L. Otis, Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3251:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications II
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt, Editor(s)

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