29 February 2016 Towards the use of OCT angiography in clinical dermatology
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a popular imaging technique used in ophthalmology, and on the way to become clinically viable alternative in dermatology due to its capability of acquiring histopathology level images of in vivo tissue, noninvasively. In this study, we demonstrate the capabilities of OCT-based angiography (OMAG) in detecting high-resolution, volumetric structural and microvascular features of in vivo human skin with various conditions using a swept source OCT system that operates on a central wavelength of 1310 nm with an A-line rate of 100 kHz. OMAG images provide detailed in vivo visualization of microvasculature of abnormal human skin conditions from face, chest and belly. Moreover, the progress of wound healing on human skin from arm is monitored during longitudinal wound healing process. The presented results promise the clinical use of OCT angiography in treatment of prevalent cutaneous diseases within human skin, in vivo.
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Utku Baran, Woo June Choi, Ruikang K. Wang, "Towards the use of OCT angiography in clinical dermatology", Proc. SPIE 9689, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XII, 96890O (29 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214493; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2214493
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