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3D visualization of tissue microstructures using optical coherence tomography needle probes

Kirk, R.W., McLaughlin, R.A., Quirk, B.C., Curatolo, A. and Sampson, D.D. (2011) 3D visualization of tissue microstructures using optical coherence tomography needle probes

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) needle probes use miniaturized focusing optics encased in a hypodermic needle. Needle probes can scan areas of the body that are too deep to be imaged by other OCT systems. This paper presents an OCT needle probe-based system that is capable of acquiring three-dimensional scans of tissue structures. The needle can be guided to a target area and scans acquired by rotating and pulling-back the probe. The system is demonstrated using ex vivo human lymph node and sheep lung samples. Multiplanar reconstructions are shown of both samples, as well as the first published 3D volume rendering of lung tissue acquired with an OCT needle probe.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
Kirk, R.W.
McLaughlin, R.A.
Quirk, B.C.
Curatolo, A.
Date : 2011
DOI : 10.1117/12.887366
Uncontrolled Keywords : 3D visualization, needle probe, optical biopsy, optical coherence tomography, 3D Visualization, Ex-vivo, Focusing optics, Hypodermic needles, Lung tissue, Lymph node, Multiplanar reconstruction, needle probe, Needle probes, optical biopsy, optical coherence tomography, Probe-based, Scan area, Tissue microstructures, Tissue structure, Biological organs, Fiber optic sensors, Needles, Optical fibers, Sensors, Three dimensional, Tissue, Tomography, Visualization, Volume rendering, Probes
Depositing User : Maria Rodriguez-Marquez
Date Deposited : 05 Jun 2018 15:33
Last Modified : 19 Sep 2018 11:32

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