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In-vivo gingival sulcus imaging using full-range, complex-conjugate-free, endoscopic spectral domain optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Yong Huang; Kang Zhang; WonJin Yi; Jin U. Kang
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Paper Abstract

Frequent monitoring of gingival sulcus will provide valuable information for judging the presence and severity of periodontal disease. Optical coherence tomography, as a 3D high resolution high speed imaging modality is able to provide information for pocket depth, gum contour, gum texture, gum recession simultaneously. A handheld forward-viewing miniature resonant fiber-scanning probe was developed for in-vivo gingival sulcus imaging. The fiber cantilever driven by magnetic force vibrates at resonant frequency. A synchronized linear phase-modulation was applied in the reference arm by the galvanometer-driven reference mirror. Full-range, complex-conjugate-free, real-time endoscopic SD-OCT was achieved by accelerating the data process using graphics processing unit. Preliminary results showed a real-time in-vivo imaging at 33 fps with an imaging range of lateral 2 mm by depth 3 mm. Gap between the tooth and gum area was clearly visualized. Further quantification analysis of the gingival sulcus will be performed on the image acquired.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8208, Lasers in Dentistry XVIII, 820804 (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908965
Show Author Affiliations
Yong Huang, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kang Zhang, General Electric Global Research Ctr. (United States)
WonJin Yi, Seoul National Univ. School of Dentistry (Korea, Republic of)
Jin U. Kang, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8208:
Lasers in Dentistry XVIII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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