Interventional optical coherence tomography for surgical guidance

Stephen Allen Boppart, Juergen M. Herrmann, Costas Pitris, Brett E. Bouma, Gary J. Tearney, Mark E. Brezinski, James G. Fujimoto

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The use of high-speed optical coherence tomography (OCT) as an interventional imaging modality for surgical guidance was investigated. A sequence of images from a 2-W argon beam incident for 2s were obtained on a specimen of beef muscle. Dynamic changes in optical properties provided direct feedback on subsurface tissue morphology and extent of thermal disruption and ablation. These results suggest that therapeutic surgical intervention for precise laser ablation of diseased tissue can be guided using high-speed OCT imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Editors Anon
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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