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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 460–465

Imaging myocardial fiber orientation using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography

Chuanmao Fan and Gang Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 460-465 (2013)

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Knowledge of myocardial fiber architecture is essential towards understanding heart functions. We demonstrated in this study a method to map cardiac muscle structure using the local optical axis obtained from polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PSOCT). An algorithm was developed to extract the true local depth-resolved optical axis, retardance, and diattenuation from conventional round-trip results obtained in a Jones matrix-based PSOCT system. This method was applied to image the myocardial fiber orientation in a bovine heart muscle sample.

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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: January 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2013
Published: February 20, 2013

Chuanmao Fan and Gang Yao, "Imaging myocardial fiber orientation using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 460-465 (2013)

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