Changes of cartilage properties with dehydration, mechanical and chemical actions are presented and analyzed. The layer structures of cartilage tissues on COCT images provide birefringence information resulting primarily from tissues’ linear or fibrous structures.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(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
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
Y. Feng and Z. Chang, "Visualization of Birefringence in Tissue by Conventional Optical Coherence Tomography," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWC20.
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