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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11418–11427

Compensation of motion artifacts in catheter-based optical frequency domain imaging

J. Y. Ha, M. Shishkov, M. Colice, W. Y. Oh, H. Yoo, L. Liu, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11418-11427 (2010)

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A novel heterodyne Doppler interferometer method for compensating motion artifacts caused by cardiac motion in intracoronary optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) is demonstrated. To track the relative motion of a catheter with regard to the vessel, a motion tracking system is incorporated with a standard OFDI system by using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) techniques. Without affecting the imaging beam, dual WDM monochromatic beams are utilized for tracking the relative radial and longitudinal velocities of a catheter-based fiber probe. Our results demonstrate that tracking instantaneous velocity can be used to compensate for distortion in the images due to motion artifacts, thus leading to accurate reconstruction and volumetric measurements with catheter-based imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2010
Published: May 14, 2010

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J. Y. Ha, M. Shishkov, M. Colice, W. Y. Oh, H. Yoo, L. Liu, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma, "Compensation of motion artifacts in catheter-based optical frequency domain imaging," Opt. Express 18, 11418-11427 (2010)

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