Optical coherence tomography for biomedical imaging

James Fujimoto, Wolfgang Drexler, Xingde Li, Ingmar Hartl, Christian Chudoba, Uwe Morgner, Franz Kärtner, Costas Pitris, Erich Ippen, Mark Brezinski

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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables imaging of tissue pathology in situ and in real time. Using ultrashort pulse lasers, ultrahigh resolutions of ∼1 μm as well as spectroscopic imaging are possible. OCT can function as a type of optical biopsy because it enables imaging tissue microstructure in situ without the need to excise and process a specimen as in conventional histopathology. OCT can be used to image pathology in tissues where biopsy is impossible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
Volume66
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Fujimoto, J., Drexler, W., Li, X., Hartl, I., Chudoba, C., Morgner, U., Kärtner, F., Pitris, C., Ippen, E., & Brezinski, M. (2001). Optical coherence tomography for biomedical imaging. Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 66, 243-247. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-56546-5_72