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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1269–1284

Depth resolved detection of lipid using spectroscopic optical coherence tomography

Christine P. Fleming, Jocelyn Eckert, Elkan F. Halpern, Joseph A. Gardecki, and Guillermo J. Tearney  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 1269-1284 (2013)

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Optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) can identify key components related to plaque vulnerability but can suffer from artifacts that could prevent accurate identification of lipid rich regions. In this paper, we present a model of depth resolved spectral analysis of OFDI data for improved detection of lipid. A quadratic Discriminant analysis model was developed based on phantom compositions known chemical mixtures and applied to a tissue phantom of a lipid-rich plaque. We demonstrate that a combined spectral and attenuation model can be used to predict the presence of lipid in OFDI images.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.1580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Chemometrics
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2013
Published: July 5, 2013

Christine P. Fleming, Jocelyn Eckert, Elkan F. Halpern, Joseph A. Gardecki, and Guillermo J. Tearney, "Depth resolved detection of lipid using spectroscopic optical coherence tomography," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 1269-1284 (2013)

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