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Real-time in vivo imaging of dental tissue by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Author(s): Roland Brandenburg; Bernd Haller; Christoph G. Hauger
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate real-time in vivo and in vitro OCT images of human dental tissue obtained in a clinical setting. For the first time we have used a compact, commercial prototype OCT system with a surgical microscope as a beam delivery system for investigations of dental tissue. We have imaged demineralised tissue, caries lesions and restored teeth and demonstrate the detection of changes in tissue microstructure. We discuss the details of this system and its potential and limitations with respect to dental applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5140, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques, (2 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500518
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Roland Brandenburg, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Bernd Haller, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Christoph G. Hauger, Carl Zeiss (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5140:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques
Wolfgang Drexler, Editor(s)

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