Wavelet and eigenfrequency spectral analysis of color doppler optical coherence tomography


Journal Article

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a depth-resolved imaging modality that uses low coherence interferometry to gate the time-of-flight of backreflected sample light. The heterodyne frequency of the interferometric signal can be up- or downshifted by reflection off of a moving particle (e.g. red blood cells in an artery). This Doppler shift can be resolved with a time-frequency decomposition (TFD) and displayed as a color Doppler-OCT image. Here we compare the in vitro and in vivo performance of three TFDs: the short-time Fourier transform, the Morlet wavelet transform, and the short-time MUSIC transform (STMT). The STMT is a new TFD that incorporates the MUSIC eigenfrequency estimator in a generalized short-time framework. The Morlet transform excels at identifying blood vessels, while the STMT is the most accurate predictor of Doppler shift frequency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Choma, MA; Yazdanfar, S; Izatt, JA

Published Date

  • December 5, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4956 /

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 332

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.479040

Citation Source

  • Scopus