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3D visualization of tissue microstructures using optical coherence tomography needle probes
Author(s): Rodney W. Kirk; Robert A. McLaughlin; Bryden C. Quirk; Andrea Curatolo; David D. Sampson
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Paper Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) needle probes use miniaturized focusing optics encased in a hypodermic needle. Needle probes can scan areas of the body that are too deep to be imaged by other OCT systems. This paper presents an OCT needle probe-based system that is capable of acquiring three-dimensional scans of tissue structures. The needle can be guided to a target area and scans acquired by rotating and pulling-back the probe. The system is demonstrated using ex vivo human lymph node and sheep lung samples. Multiplanar reconstructions are shown of both samples, as well as the first published 3D volume rendering of lung tissue acquired with an OCT needle probe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77536W (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887366
Show Author Affiliations
Rodney W. Kirk, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Robert A. McLaughlin, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Bryden C. Quirk, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Andrea Curatolo, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
David D. Sampson, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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