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Real-time color Doppler optical coherence tomography using an autocorrelation technique
Author(s): Andrew M. Rollins; Siavash Yazdanfar; Rujchai Ung-arunyawee; Joseph A. Izatt
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Paper Abstract

Color Doppler optical coherence tomography (CDOCT) is a functional extension of optical coherence tomography that can image flow in turbid media. We have developed a CDOCT system capable of imaging flow in real time. Doppler processing of the analog signal is accomplished in hardware in the time domain using a novel autocorrelation technique. This Doppler processing method was implemented arm of the interferometer. Image data was acquired, processed, and displayed in real time. We have demonstrated, for the first time, imaging of bi-directional flow with CDOCT in real time in a tissue-simulating phantom consisting of intralipid solution flowing in a glass capillaries submerged in intralipid solution. Issues of velocity resolution, imaging speed, and range of velocity measurement are discussed, as well as potential applications of real-time CDOCT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3598, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347486
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew M. Rollins, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Siavash Yazdanfar, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Rujchai Ung-arunyawee, Case Western Reserve Univ. (Thailand)
Joseph A. Izatt, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3598:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications III
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt, Editor(s)

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