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Segmentation of flowing particles using joint spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

We propose a modified method of acquisition and analysis of Spectral Optical Coherence Tomography (SOCT) data to provide information about flow velocities in three dimensions. Joint Spectral and Time domain Optical Coherence Tomography (joint STdOCT) enables flow velocity assessment and segmentation of flows. STdOCT method is based on direct detection of Doppler shift that arises in time during the measurement. New scanning protocols and analysis tools are proposed to create velocity distribution maps of the retina and to segment and visualize 3D flows. STdOCT segmentation is more sensitive than methods based on phase measurements and calculations are more straightforward than other techniques, which require more complex experimental setup and more sophisticated numerical tools. We also discuss parameters, which improve the flow based segmentation procedure with special attention paid to the problem of broadening of flow velocity distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7168, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIII, 71680C (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809511
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Ireneusz Grulkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Anna Szkulmowska, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Maciej Szkulmowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Michalina Gora, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Daniel Szlag, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Andrzej Kowalczyk, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Maciej Wojtkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7168:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIII
James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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