Endoscopic optical coherence tomography

G. J. Tearney, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, M. E. Brezinski, J. F. Southern, E. A. Swanson, J. G. Fujimoto

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Advances in optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology that enables the in vivo OCT imaging of internal organ systems are presented. These advances include improvements in image acquisition speed to avoid motion artifacts, and the development of an OCT compatible catheter-endoscope for access to internal organ systems. A 1 mm diameter single mode fiber optic scanning OCT catheter-endoscope prototype was developed and used to perform OCT imaging of an intact, in vitro saphenous vein. Results show that both the removal of motion artifacts in OCT images of in vivo biological specimens and the construction of a device capable of imaging internal organ systems are technically feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-329
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 9th Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS'96. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 18 1996Nov 19 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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