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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 722–724

Quantitative elastography provided by surface acoustic waves measured by phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Chunhui Li, Guangying Guan, Xi Cheng, Zhihong Huang, and Ruikang K. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 722-724 (2012)

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We report on a quantitative elastography technique achieved by combining phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PhS-OCT) with the surface acoustic wave (SAW) method. Different from traditional optical coherence elastography, the elastography is achieved by impulse-stimulated SAW, rather than by shear waves. PhS-OCT serves not only as a detector to measure SAW signals but also as a means to provide a cross-sectional image of the sample. The experimental results indicate that the combination of PhS-OCT with SAW is feasible to provide quantitative elastography of heterogeneous tissue samples.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2012
Published: February 15, 2012

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Chunhui Li, Guangying Guan, Xi Cheng, Zhihong Huang, and Ruikang K. Wang, "Quantitative elastography provided by surface acoustic waves measured by phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 37, 722-724 (2012)

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