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In vivo imaging of human peripheral nerves using optical coherence tomography compared to histopathology slices
Author(s): J. Möller; A. E. Carolus M.D.; J. A. P. van de Nes; M. Lenz; C. Brenke M.D.; K. Schmieder M.D.; H. Welp; N. C. Gerhardt; M. R. Hofmann
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Paper Abstract

In this work we demonstrate the ability of in vivo optical coherence tomography (OCT) images to resolve all relevant structures of human peripheral nerves. Measurements have been acquired in more than 30 peripheral nerve surgeries using a commercial OCT system (Thorlabs Ganymede) with a hand probe, which can be directly placed on the nerve, covered by a sterile foil. The resulting 3D OCT images were processed using texture analysis to highlight structural tissue features of the nerve. A comparison of OCT images and corresponding histopathology slices was performed in order to confirm the visualization of the nerve’s structures by OCT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11228, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXIV, 112280S (21 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2544801
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J. Möller, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
A. E. Carolus M.D., Univ. Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum GmbH (Germany)
J. A. P. van de Nes, Univ. Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum GmbH (Germany)
M. Lenz, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
C. Brenke M.D., Univ. Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum GmbH (Germany)
K. Schmieder M.D., Univ. Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum GmbH (Germany)
H. Welp, Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola zu Bochum (Germany)
N. C. Gerhardt, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
M. R. Hofmann, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11228:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXIV
Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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