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Biomedical Topical Meeting
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
March 19, 2006
Poster Session III (TuI)

Measurement of Collagen Content of Coronary Artery Plaque by Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT)

Sonya Shortkroff, Susanne D. Giattina, Brian K. Courtney, Paul R. Herz, Michelle Harman, Deborah L. Stamper, Bin Liu, James G. Fujimoto, and Mark E. Brezinski

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BIO.2006.TuI35


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Abstract

This study demonstrates that PS-OCT not only can identify the presence of collagen in coronary plaques but also can estimate collagen content. This technology provides an improved method for risk stratification of coronary plaques.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
S. Shortkroff, S. D. Giattina, B. K. Courtney, P. R. Herz, M. Harman, D. L. Stamper, B. Liu, J. G. Fujimoto, and M. E. Brezinski, "Measurement of Collagen Content of Coronary Artery Plaque by Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT)," in Biomedical Optics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuI35.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=BIO-2006-TuI35


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