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Endoscopic OCT for imaging of uterine body and cervix pathologies
Author(s): Natalia M. Shakhova; Irina N. Kuznetzova; Natalia D. Gladkova; Ludmila Snopova; Valentin M. Gelikonov; Grigory V. Gelikonov; Felix I. Feldchtein; Roman V. Kuranov; Alexander M. Sergeev
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Paper Abstract

First results of endoscopic applications of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in gynecology are presented. We have studied mucosa of uterus, uterine cervix and vagina in vivo. Images of healthy endometrium in different stages of menstrual cycle have been recorded. For uterine cervix not only OCT data of normal state but some kids of pathology have been analyzed. Capability of OCT to identify alterations of mucosa makes this method promising for early diagnosis of tumors and precise guiding of excisional biopsy.

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Date Published: 24 April 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications II, (24 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306071
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Natalia M. Shakhova, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy (Russia)
Irina N. Kuznetzova, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy (Russia)
Natalia D. Gladkova, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy (Russia)
Ludmila Snopova, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy (Russia)
Valentin M. Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Grigory V. Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Felix I. Feldchtein, Institute of Applied Physics (United States)
Roman V. Kuranov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexander M. Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


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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