Real time imaging of ultrastructure and blood flow using optical coherence tomography


Journal Article (Academic article)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful new technique for noninvasive imaging of subsurface biological tissue microstructure. The basic principles of OCT and initial clinical results are reviewed. Several new advances to OCT technology are described which have enabled a new class of clinical applications to be considered. These include high-speed scanning technology (including novel improvements to the interferometer topology to optimize image SNR for a given source power), and functional imaging extensions of OCT including Doppler flow imaging

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Izatt, JA; Rollins, A; Yazdanfar, S; Westphal, V; Ung Arunyawee, R; Kulkarni, M; Chak, A; Kobayashi, K; Willis, J; Wong, R; Sivak, MV

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

  • Proc. Spie Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. (Usa)

Volume / Issue

  • 4001 /

Start / End Page

  • 430 - 443

Conference Location

  • Saratov, Russia