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Capabilities of OCT in diagnosing pathological processes, functional states, and treatment adequacy in gynecology
Author(s): Natalia M. Shakhova; Tatiana S. Kachalina; Irina N. Kuznetzova; Yuri Chumakov; Felix I. Feldchtein; Valentin M. Gelikonov; Grigory V. Gelikonov; Natalia D. Gladkova; Vladislav A. Kamensky; Roman V. Kuranov; Alexander M. Sergeev
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Paper Abstract

We report on the results of using the optical coherence tomography (OCT) as one of the diagnostic methods at the Department of Gynecology of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Hospital. An endoscopic OCT device adjusted for gynecological examinations with colposcopy, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy has been developed at the Institute of Applied Physics. It provides clinicians with sharp (up to 15 - 20 micron resolution) images of 1.5 mm thick superficial mucosa layers in the female genital tract, that are recorded at the 0.83 micron wavelength with approximately 1 frame/second rate for a 200 X 200 pixel image. Data obtained during examination of more than 100 patients demonstrate the capability of OCT in estimation of structural alterations in organs, connected with different types of pathologies and functional states of the female genital system. We present first results of OCT application to assess the adequacy of cervical pathologies treatment (electro-, laser surgery and cryotherapy) and to control the healing process.

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Date Published: 19 January 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3568, Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques III, (19 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336837
Show Author Affiliations
Natalia M. Shakhova, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy (Russia)
Tatiana S. Kachalina, Nizhny Novgorod Medical Academy (Russia)
Irina N. Kuznetzova, Nizhny Novgorod Regional Hospital (Russia)
Yuri Chumakov, Nizhny Novgorod Regional Hospital (Russia)
Felix I. Feldchtein, Institute of Applied Physics (United States)
Valentin M. Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Grigory V. Gelikonov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Natalia D. Gladkova, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Vladislav A. Kamensky, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Roman V. Kuranov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexander M. Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3568:
Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques III
Irving J. Bigio; Herbert Schneckenburger; Jan Slavik; Katarina Svanberg; Pierre M. Viallet, Editor(s)

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