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Assessing mechanical properties with intravascular or endoscopic optical coherence tomography
Author(s): G. Lamouche; H. Azarnoush; S. Vergnole; V. Pazos; C.-E. Bisaillon; P. Debergue; B. Boulet; R. Diraddo
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Paper Abstract

We explore the potential of intravascular or endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) to extract relevant mechanical properties of a tissue deformed by an inflating balloon. Tubular OCT phantoms with different mechanical properties are fabricated. The phantoms are deformed by an inflating balloon, and the deformation is monitored with OCT. A quantitative description of the phantom deformation is obtained by segmenting the OCT images. Two strategies to extract the mechanical properties from this quantitative data are presented: by comparing to a finite-element simulation and by performing a mechanical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7897, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII, 789708 (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875532
Show Author Affiliations
G. Lamouche, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
H. Azarnoush, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
McGill Univ. (Canada)
S. Vergnole, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
V. Pazos, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
C.-E. Bisaillon, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
P. Debergue, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
B. Boulet, McGill Univ. (Canada)
R. Diraddo, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7897:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXII
E. Duco Jansen; Robert J. Thomas, Editor(s)

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