21 March 2016 OCT imaging of myocardium extending to pulmonary vein
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In this study, we propose to use optical coherence tomography to enable a direct visualization of myocardium extending into the pulmonary vein (PV). The results showed that there are obvious differences in the morphology of myocardium and fibrous tissue in the transition region of myocardial sleeve, which is in agreement with the histological analysis. In addition, the myocardial area in transition point has three layers in the depth of 1 mm, and the depth-resolved myocardial fiber show different orientation in the different layers. This characteristic was applied for segmentation of the structures of myocardium extending into PV.
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Zhifang Li, Zhifang Li, Timm Dickfeld, Timm Dickfeld, Qinggong Tang, Qinggong Tang, Bohan Wang, Bohan Wang, Yu Chen, Yu Chen, } "OCT imaging of myocardium extending to pulmonary vein", Proc. SPIE 9689, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XII, 96893A (21 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220393; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2220393
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