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30 December 2008 Ex vivo and in vivo OCT image contrast
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Proceedings Volume 7139, 1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics; 71390W (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819495
Event: 1st Canterbury Workshop and School in Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics, 2008, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Abstract
We present results of OCT and polarization-OCT applied to various ex vivo tissue samples and discuss related issues of image contrast, comparing in vivo and ex vivo preparations. Time-domain and frequency-domain OCT at 835nm and 1300nm have been applied to ex vivo skin and rabbit cornea. We can distinguish rabbit cornea epithelium for up to a month after excision. However, the skin loses all contrast upon excision and despite numerous experiments we cannot distinguish epidermis, which is clearly visible in vivo. Using a time-domain system, birefringence is clearly visible for decalcified tissue but can also be detected more weakly on fully mineralised tissue. Analysis suggests that demineralization increases the birefringence value.
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N. Krstajić, J. Jacobs, M. Bonesi, L. E. Smith, P. Deshpande, S. MacNeil, R. Smallwood, and S. J. Matcher "Ex vivo and in vivo OCT image contrast", Proc. SPIE 7139, 1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics, 71390W (30 December 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819495
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