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Methods and application areas of endoscopic optical coherence tomography

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Zahid Yaqoob, Jigang Wu, Emily J. McDowell, Xin Heng, Changhuei Yang

California Institute of Technology, Engineering and Applied Sciences Division, Electrical Engineering Department and Bioengineering Department, Pasadena, California 91125

J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 063001 (December 18, 2006). doi:10.1117/1.2400214
History: Received March 27, 2006; Revised August 10, 2006; Accepted August 12, 2006; Published December 18, 2006; Online December 18, 2006
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We review the current state of research in endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). We first survey the range of available endoscopic optical imaging techniques. We then discuss the various OCT-based endoscopic methods that have thus far been developed. We compare the different endoscopic OCT methods in terms of their scan performance. Next, we examine the application range of endoscopic OCT methods. In particular, we look at the reported utility of the methods in digestive, intravascular, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. We highlight two additional applications—biopsy procedures and neurosurgery—where sufficiently compact OCT-based endoscopes can have significant clinical impacts.

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Zahid Yaqoob ; Jigang Wu ; Emily J. McDowell ; Xin Heng and Changhuei Yang
"Methods and application areas of endoscopic optical coherence tomography", J. Biomed. Opt. 11(6), 063001 (December 18, 2006). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2400214


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