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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Applying anatomical optical coherence tomography to quantitative 3D imaging of the lower airway

Robert A. McLaughlin, Jonathan P. Williamson, Martin J. Phillips, Julian J. Armstrong, Sven Becker, David R. Hillman, Peter R. Eastwood, and David D. Sampson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17521-17529 (2008)

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Endoscopic treatment of lower airway pathologies requires accurate quantification of airway dimensions. We demonstrate the application of a real-time endoscopic optical coherence tomography system that can image lower airway anatomy and quantify airway lumen dimensions intra-operatively. Results demonstrate the ability to acquire 3D scans of airway anatomy and include comparison against a pre-operative X-ray CT. The paper also illustrates the capability of the system to assess the real-time dynamic changes within the airway that occur during respiration.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2008
Published: October 15, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Interactive Science Publishing (2008) Optics Express

Robert A. McLaughlin, Jonathan P. Williamson, Martin J. Phillips, Julian J. Armstrong, Sven Becker, David R. Hillman, Peter R. Eastwood, and David D. Sampson, "Applying anatomical optical coherence tomography to quantitative 3D imaging of the lower airway," Opt. Express 16, 17521-17529 (2008)

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