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A first demonstration of audio-frequency optical coherence elastography of tissue
Author(s): Steven G. Adie; Sergey A. Alexandrov; Julian J. Armstrong; Brendan F. Kennedy; David D. Sampson
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Paper Abstract

Optical elastography is aimed at using the visco-elastic properties of soft tissue as a contrast mechanism, and could be particularly suitable for high-resolution differentiation of tumour from surrounding normal tissue. We present a new approach to measure the effect of an applied stimulus in the kilohertz frequency range that is based on optical coherence tomography. We describe the approach and present the first in vivo optical coherence elastography measurements in human skin at audio excitation frequencies.

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Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7139, 1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics, 71390U (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.816210
Show Author Affiliations
Steven G. Adie, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Sergey A. Alexandrov, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Julian J. Armstrong, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Brendan F. Kennedy, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
David D. Sampson, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7139:
1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics
Adrian Podoleanu, Editor(s)

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