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In vitro 3D articular cartilage imaging using endoscopic spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with a GRIN (gradient index) lens rod based probe
Author(s): Tuqiang Xie; Yehchan Ahn; Zhongping Chen; George Peavy
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a GRIN lens rod based dynamic focusing spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with 2D scanners is presented and is used to investigate a fresh bovine joint in vitro by 3D OCT with lateral and axial resolutions of 10 μm at the speed of 8 frames/s. The experimental results demonstrate the 3D image can more efficiency and accurate to evaluate articular cartilage joint disease. It shows great potential for use in extremely compact OCT endoscopes to combine with arthroscope to image articular cartilage in vivo for diagnosis of early DJDs and simultaneously perform both 3D imaging and surface imaging in the same channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6847, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XII, 684730 (28 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766945
Show Author Affiliations
Tuqiang Xie, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Yehchan Ahn, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Zhongping Chen, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
George Peavy, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)


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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