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Handheld intravaginal OCT endoscope for in-situ monitoring of laser vaginal ablation (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Yusi Miao; Neha T. Sudol; Xiaoming Hu; Yan Li; Joseph C. Jing; Yona Tadir; Felicia Lane; Zhongping Chen

Paper Abstract

Despite the emerging market in energy-based devices to treat Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) in menopausal women, the exact effect of the laser on vaginal tissue remains poorly understood. We developed a point-of-care intravaginal endoscope that can obtain simultaneous information on structural and vascular information during the vaginal laser procedure. We evaluated the capability of assessing the treatment outcome by investigating patients receiving the CO2 fractional laser treatment. Our study supports the hypothesis that the treatment effect highly depends on the initial tissue parameters such as epithelium thickness and vascular density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11214, Endoscopic Microscopy XV, 112140K (6 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546294
Show Author Affiliations
Yusi Miao, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Neha T. Sudol, Univ. of California, Irvine Medical Ctr. (United States)
Xiaoming Hu, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Yan Li, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Joseph C. Jing, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Yona Tadir, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Felicia Lane, Univ. of California, Irvine Medical Ctr. (United States)
Zhongping Chen, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11214:
Endoscopic Microscopy XV
Guillermo J. Tearney M.D.; Thomas D. Wang; Melissa J. Suter, Editor(s)

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