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Retinal blood flow measurement by using optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

Quantification of the three-dimensional (3D) retinal vessel structure and blood flow is demonstrated. 3D blood flow distribution is obtained by Doppler optical coherence angiography (D-OCA). Vessel parameters, i.e. diameter, orientation, and position, are determined in an en face vessel image. The Doppler angle is estimated as the angle between the retinal vessel and the incident probing beam in representative cross-sectional flow image which extracted from the 3D flow distribution according to the vessel parameters. Blood flow velocity and volume rate can be quantified with these vessel parameters. The retinal blood flow velocity and volume rate are measured in the retinal vessels around the optic nerve head.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6847, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XII, 68470J (28 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765282
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Shuichi Makita, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Tapio Fabritius, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Tokyo Medical Univ. (Japan)
Masahiro Miura, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Toyohiko Yatagai, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Yoshiaki Yasuno, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6847:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XII
Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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