Optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis of human otitis media

Nam Hyun Cho, Unsang Jung, Jeong Hun Jang, Woonggyu Jung, Jeehyun Kim, Sang Heun Lee, Stephen A. Boppart

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Abstract

We report the application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to various types of human cases of otitis media (OM). Whereas conventional diagnostic modalities for OM, including standard and pneumatic otoscopy, are limited to visualizing the surface information of the tympanic membrane (TM), OCT is able to effectively reveal the depth-resolved microstructural below the TM with a very high spatial resolution. With the potential advantage of using OCT for diagnosing different types of OM, we examined in-vivo the use of 840 nm wavelength, and OCT spectral domain OCT (SDOCT) techniques, in several human cases including normal ears, and ears with adhesive and effusion types of OM. Peculiar positions were identified in two-dimensional OCT images of abnormal TMs compared to images of a normal TM. Analysis of A-scan (axial depth-scans) data from these positions could successfully identify unique patterns for different constituents within effusions. These OCT images may not only be used for constructing a database for the diagnosis and classification of OM, but they may also demonstrate the feasibility and advantages for upgrading the current otoscopy techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNano-Bio Sensing, Imaging, and Spectroscopy
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2013
EventSPIE Nano-Bio Sensing, Imaging, and Spectroscopy - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Feb 20 2013Feb 23 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8879
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSPIE Nano-Bio Sensing, Imaging, and Spectroscopy
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period2/20/132/23/13

Keywords

  • A-scan
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Otitis Media
  • Otolaryngology
  • Tympanic Membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Cho, N. H., Jung, U., Jang, J. H., Jung, W., Kim, J., Lee, S. H., & Boppart, S. A. (2013). Optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis of human otitis media. In Nano-Bio Sensing, Imaging, and Spectroscopy [88790N] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8879). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017723