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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2988–3000

Computed optical interferometric tomography for high-speed volumetric cellular imaging

Yuan-Zhi Liu, Nathan D. Shemonski, Steven G. Adie, Adeel Ahmad, Andrew J. Bower, P. Scott Carney, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 9, pp. 2988-3000 (2014)

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Three-dimensional high-resolution imaging methods are important for cellular-level research. Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is a low-coherence-based interferometry technology for cellular imaging with both high axial and lateral resolution. Using a high-numerical-aperture objective, OCM normally has a shallow depth of field and requires scanning the focus through the entire region of interest to perform volumetric imaging. With a higher-numerical-aperture objective, the image quality of OCM is affected by and more sensitive to aberrations. Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy (ISAM) and computational adaptive optics (CAO) are computed imaging techniques that overcome the depth-of-field limitation and the effect of optical aberrations in optical coherence tomography (OCT), respectively. In this work we combine OCM with ISAM and CAO to achieve high-speed volumetric cellular imaging. Experimental imaging results of ex vivo human breast tissue, ex vivo mouse brain tissue, in vitro fibroblast cells in 3D scaffolds, and in vivo human skin demonstrate the significant potential of this technique for high-speed volumetric cellular imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6900) Medical optics and biotechnology : Three-dimensional microscopy
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging
(100.3200) Image processing : Inverse scattering

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2014
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2014
Published: August 8, 2014

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Yuan-Zhi Liu, Nathan D. Shemonski, Steven G. Adie, Adeel Ahmad, Andrew J. Bower, P. Scott Carney, and Stephen A. Boppart, "Computed optical interferometric tomography for high-speed volumetric cellular imaging," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 2988-3000 (2014)

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