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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2540–2545

Optical tractography of the mouse heart using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Yuanbo Wang and Gang Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 11, pp. 2540-2545 (2013)

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We developed a method to image myocardial fiber architecture in the mouse heart using a Jones matrix-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PSOCT) system. The “cross-helical” laminar structure of myocardial fibers can be clearly visualized using this technology. The obtained myocardial fiber organization agrees well with existing knowledge acquired using conventional histology and diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Yuanbo Wang and Gang Yao, "Optical tractography of the mouse heart using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 2540-2545 (2013)

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