Optical coherence tomography for medical diagnostics

Joseph A. Izatt, Michael R. Hee, David Huang, James G. Fujimoto, Eric A. Swanson, Charles P. Lin, Joel S. Schuman, Carmen A. Puliafito

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    Techniques for non -invasive biomedical imaging include nuclear magnetic resonance, ultrasound, positron emission tomography, x -ray computed tomography, and optical transillumination. Each of these methods has different advantages and limitations and has found particular applications in medicine. Optical imaging of tissue offers the potential of a non -invasive diagnostic with non -ionizing radiation and the possibility of using spectroscopic properties to distinguish tissue type and probe metabolic function.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number103110Q
    Pages (from-to)450-472
    Number of pages23
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    StatePublished - Aug 15 1993
    EventMedical Optical Tomography: Functional Imaging and Monitoring 1993 - Bellingham, United States
    Duration: Aug 15 1993 → …

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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