24 April 1998 OCT for diagnosis of periodontal disease
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Proceedings Volume 3251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications II; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.306070
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We have developed a hand-held in vivo scanning device for use in the oral cavity. We produced, using this scanning device, in vivo OCT images of dental tissues in human volunteers. All the OCT images were analyzed for the presence of clinically relevant anatomical structures. The gingival margin, periodontal sulcus, and dento-enamel junction were visible in all the images. The cemento-enamel junction was discernible in 64% of the images and the alveolar bone presumptively identified for 71% of the images. These images represent, to our knowledge, the first in vivo OCT images of human dental tissue.
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Bill W. Colston, Bill W. Colston, Matthew J. Everett, Matthew J. Everett, Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Linda L. Otis, Linda L. Otis, } "OCT for diagnosis of periodontal disease", Proc. SPIE 3251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications II, (24 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306070; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.306070
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