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Clinical application of high-contrast three-dimensional imaging of the retina, choroid, and optic nerve with three-dimensional Fourier domain optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Masanori Hangai; Nagahisa Yoshimura; Yoshiaki Yasuno; Shuichi Makita; Gouki Aoki; Yoshifumi Nakamura; Masahiro Yamanari; Hiroyuki Ohtsuka; Yasufumi Fukuma; Masahide Itoh; Toyohiko Yatagai
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Paper Abstract

We present three dimensional (3D) imaging of macular diseases and glaucoma with high speed, Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). Our FD-OCT system allows video rate cross-sectional imaging with 98 dB sensitivity and 4.3 μm depth-resolution in tissue. This performance results in high contrast sectional images that enhance visualization of fine retinal layers including external limiting membrane and of deep structure such as the choroid and optic nerve. Volume rendering of 3D OCT data set taken for 3.5 seconds provides realistic 3D images of macular, optic disc and their pathologic changes. This manuscript will show the methods for three dimensional FD-OCT including a raster scanning protocol for volume rendering and cancellation of the motion artifact of eye balls, and the application of the high contrast three dimensional OCT imaging to macular diseases and glaucoma in clinical examination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6138, Ophthalmic Technologies XVI, 613806 (7 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645612
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Masanori Hangai, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Nagahisa Yoshimura, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiaki Yasuno, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Shuichi Makita, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Gouki Aoki, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yoshifumi Nakamura, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Masahiro Yamanari, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Hiroyuki Ohtsuka, TOPCON (Japan)
Yasufumi Fukuma, TOPCON (Japan)
Masahide Itoh, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Toyohiko Yatagai, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6138:
Ophthalmic Technologies XVI
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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