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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 499–514

Orientation-independent rapid pulsatile flow measurement using dual-angle Doppler OCT

Lindsy M Peterson, Shi Gu, Michael W Jenkins, and Andrew M Rollins  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 499-514 (2014)

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Doppler OCT (DOCT) can provide blood flow velocity information which is valuable for investigation of microvascular structure and function. However, DOCT is only sensitive to motion parallel with the imaging beam, so that knowledge of flow direction is needed for absolute velocity determination. Here, absolute volumetric flow is calculated by integrating velocity components perpendicular to the B-scan plane. These components are acquired using two illumination beams with a predetermined angular separation, produced by a delay encoded technique. This technology enables rapid pulsatile flow measurement from single B-scans without the need for 3-D volumetric data or knowledge of blood vessel orientation.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2013
Published: January 15, 2014

Lindsy M Peterson, Shi Gu, Michael W Jenkins, and Andrew M Rollins, "Orientation-independent rapid pulsatile flow measurement using dual-angle Doppler OCT," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 499-514 (2014)

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