Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Optical coherence tomography imaging for evaluating the photo biomodulation effects on tissue regeneration in the oral cavity
Author(s): Craig B. Gimbel
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive method for imaging dental microstructure which has the potential of evaluating the health of periodontal tissue. OCT provides an "optical biopsy" of tissue 2-3 mm in depth. Optical biopsy is a measurement of the localized optical properties based on tissue type and pathology. This sixth modality of imaging was pioneered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. OCT is based on the optical scattering signatures within tissue structure. With the use of a broad spectrum bandwidth light source, high resolution images, 10 times the resolution of radiographs, can detect important tissue interfaces within the periodontal sulcus and its' relationship to the attachment apparatus of the tooth. Multiple cross-sectional tomograms can be stacked to create two and three dimensional images providing information as to health of periodontal tissue important to both the clinician and researcher.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6846, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy III, 68460H (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765204
Show Author Affiliations
Craig B. Gimbel, Lantis Laser Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6846:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy III
Michael R. Hamblin; Ronald W. Waynant; Juanita Anders, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top