1 November 2011 Reduction of image artifacts in three-dimensional optical coherence tomography of skin in vivo
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This paper presents results of in vivo studies on the effect of refractive index-matching media on image artifacts in optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of human skin. These artifacts present as streaks of artificially low backscatter and displacement or distortion of features. They are primarily caused by refraction and scattering of the OCT light beam at the skin surface. The impact of the application of glycerol and ultrasound gel is assessed on both novel skin-mimicking phantoms and in vivo human skin, including assessment of the epidermal thickening caused by the media. Based on our findings, recommendations are given for optimal OCT imaging of skin in vivo.
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Yih Miin Liew, Robert A. McLaughlin, David D. Sampson, Fiona M. Wood, "Reduction of image artifacts in three-dimensional optical coherence tomography of skin in vivo," Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(11), 116018 (1 November 2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3652710 . Submission:
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