Optical Coherence Tomography
Principles and ApplicationsBy
- Mark E. Brezinski, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Optical coherence tomography is a medical high-resolution imaging technology which offers several distinct advantages over current medical imaging technologies. With a resolution 25x greater than current technologies, its ability to be engineered very small due to its fiber-based design these devices, and it is high speed with frame rates close to video rates, this technology is attracting a great many researchers.
This second edition brings together information needed by the various, and sometimes disparate, groups using and studying this technology. It is completely updated throughout with the most recent research and applications. This is not a book on how to build OCT devices, but rather gives a broad treatment of the subject which includes 1) the optics, science, and physics needed to understand the technology; 2) a description of applications with a critical look at how the technology will successfully address actual clinical need; and 3) a discussion of delivery of OCT to the patient, FDA approval and comparisons with available competing technologies.
While the required mathematical rigor is present where needed, it is presented in such a way that non-scientists and non-engineers will still be able to gain a basic understanding of OCT and the applications, as well as the issues of bringing the technology to the market.
Optical engineers; biomedical and clinical scientists; clinicians; medical doctors; researchers; manufacturers of OCT devices.
Hardbound, 650 Pages
Published: December 2013
- Foreword; Section I:The Basics (math, waves, etc.) for the Nonphysical Scientist; Light and Electromagnetic Waves; Light in Matter; Interference, Coherence, Diffraction, and Transfer Functions; Section II: Optical Coherence Tomography: Theory; Optoelectronics And Optical Components; Noise and System Performance with TD-OCT and SD-OCT; Polarization and Polarization Sensitive OCT (PS-OCT); Adjuvant Techniques: Absorption Spectroscopy, Contrast Probes, Phase Contrast, Elastography, and Entangled Photons; Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography; Digital Image Processing Techniques for Speckle Reduction, Enhancement and Segmentation of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Images; Section III: Application of OCT to Clinical Imaging: Introduction; Other Technologies; Introduction to Clinical Research Design and Analysis; OCT in Cardiovascular Medicine; OCT in Musculoskeletal Disease; OCT in Oncology; Other Applications and Conclusions; Index