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Frontiers in Optics
Tucson, Arizona United States
October 16-21, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-797-0
Optical Coherence Tomography (FWA)

Characterizing Cartilage Ultrastructure Using Noninvasive Depth-Resolved Polarimetric Imaging

Nate J. Kemp, Haitham N. Zaatari, Jesung Park, H. Grady Rylander III, and Thomas E. Milner


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Using enhanced polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (EPS-OCT), we demonstrate visualization and quantification of collagen fiber ultrastructure in cartilage. This is important for understanding the physiological and mechanical properties of cartilage and its associated diseases.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

N. J. Kemp, H. N. Zaatari, J. Park, H. G. Rylander III, and T. E. Milner, "Characterizing Cartilage Ultrastructure Using Noninvasive Depth-Resolved Polarimetric Imaging," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FWA5.

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