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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

Combined Raman spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography device for tissue characterization

Chetan A. Patil, Nienke Bosschaart, Matthew D. Keller, Ton G. van Leeuwen, and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1135-1137 (2008)

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We report a dual-modal device capable of sequential acquisition of Raman spectroscopy (RS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) along a common optical axis. The device enhances application of both RS and OCT by precisely guiding RS acquisition with OCT images while also compensating for the lack of molecular specificity in OCT with the biochemical specificity of RS. We characterize the system performance and demonstrate the capability to identify structurally ambiguous features within an OCT image with RS in a scattering phantom, guide acquisition of RS from a localized malignancy in ex vivo breast tissue, and perform in vivo tissue analysis of a scab.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2008
Published: May 14, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Chetan A. Patil, Nienke Bosschaart, Matthew D. Keller, Ton G. van Leeuwen, and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, "Combined Raman spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography device for tissue characterization," Opt. Lett. 33, 1135-1137 (2008)

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