Optical coherence tomography for biomedical imaging

James Fujimoto, Wolfgang Drexler, Xingde Li, Ingmar Hartl, Christian Chudoba, Uwe Morgner, Franz Kärtner, Costas Pitris, Erich Ippen, Mark Brezinski

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables imaging of tissue pathology in situ and in real time. Using ultrashort pulse lasers, ultrahigh resolutions of ∼1 μm as well as spectroscopic imaging are possible. OCT can function as a type of optical biopsy because it enables imaging tissue microstructure in situ without the need to excise and process a specimen as in conventional histopathology. OCT can be used to image pathology in tissues where biopsy is impossible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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