18 June 2013 Towards increase of diagnostic efficacy in gynecologic OCT
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Gynecologic applications of optical coherence tomography (OCT) are usually performed in combination with routine diagnostic procedures: laparoscopy and colposcopy. In combination with laparoscopy OCT is employed for inspection of fallopian tubes in cases of unrecognized infertility while in colposcopy it is used to identify cervix pathologies including cancer. In this paper we discuss methods for increasing diagnostic efficacy of OCT application in these procedures. For OCT-laparoscopy we demonstrate independent criteria for pathology recognition which allow to increase accuracy of diagnostics. For OCT-colposcopy we report on application of device for controlled compression allowing to sense the elasticity of the inspected cervix area and distinguish between neoplasia and inflammatory processes.
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Mikhail Kirillin, Olga Panteleeva, Darya Eliseeva, Olga Kachalina, Ekaterina Sergeeva, Lyubov Dubasova, Pavel Agrba, Gyular Mikailova, Maxim Prudnikov, Natalia Shakhova, "Towards increase of diagnostic efficacy in gynecologic OCT", Proc. SPIE 8802, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques VI, 880205 (18 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2031390

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