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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 6 — Jun. 27, 2013

Intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging at 3200 frames per second

Tianshi Wang, Wolfgang Wieser, Geert Springeling, Robert Beurskens, Charles T. Lancee, Tom Pfeiffer, Antonius F. W. van der Steen, Robert Huber, and Gijs van Soest  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1715-1717 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001715


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Abstract

We demonstrate intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging with frame rate up to 3.2 kHz (192,000 rpm scanning). This was achieved by using a custom-built catheter in which the circumferential scanning was actuated by a 1.0 mm diameter synchronous motor. The OCT system, with an imaging depth of 3.7 mm (in air), is based on a Fourier domain mode locked laser operating at an A-line rate of 1.6 MHz. The diameter of the catheter is 1.1 mm at the tip. Ex vivo images of human coronary artery (78.4 mm length) were acquired at a pullback speed of 100mm/s. True 3D volumetric imaging of the entire artery, with dense and isotropic sampling in all dimensions, was performed in <1 second acquisition time.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 14, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Tianshi Wang, Wolfgang Wieser, Geert Springeling, Robert Beurskens, Charles T. Lancee, Tom Pfeiffer, Antonius F. W. van der Steen, Robert Huber, and Gijs van Soest, "Intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging at 3200 frames per second," Opt. Lett. 38, 1715-1717 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-10-1715


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