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23 September 1998 Fiber optic-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) for dental applications
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Proceedings Volume 3489, Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323431
Event: Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, 1998, Troutdale, OR, United States
Abstract
We have developed a hand-held fiber optic based optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for scanning of the oral cavity. We have produced, using this scanning device, in vivo cross-sectional images of hard and soft dental tissues in human volunteers. Clinically relevant anatomical structures, including the gingival margin, periodontal sulcus, and dento- enamel junction, were visible in all the images. The cemento- enamel junction and the alveolar bone were identified in approximately two thirds of the images. These images represent, or our knowledge, the first in vivo OCT images of human dental tissue.
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Matthew J. Everett, Bill W. Colston Jr., Luiz Barroca Da Silva, and Linda L. Otis "Fiber optic-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) for dental applications", Proc. SPIE 3489, Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (23 September 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323431
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