TITLE

Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography for Clinical Gastroenterology

AUTHOR(S)
Tsung-Han Tsai; Fujimoto, James G.; Hiroshi Mashimo
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Diagnostics (2075-4418);Jun2014, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a real-time optical imaging technique that is similar in principle to ultrasonography, but employs light instead of sound waves and allows depth-resolved images with near-microscopic resolution. Endoscopic OCT allows the evaluation of broad-field and subsurface areas and can be used ancillary to standard endoscopy, narrow band imaging, chromoendoscopy, magnification endoscopy, and confocal endomicroscopy. This review article will provide an overview of the clinical utility of endoscopic OCT in the gastrointestinal tract and of recent achievements using state-of-the-art endoscopic 3D-OCT imaging systems.
ACCESSION #
96813972

 

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