Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Optical Coherence Tomography

Technology and Applications

Editors: Drexler, Wolfgang, Fujimoto, James G. (Eds.)

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the optical analog of ultrasound imaging and is emerging as a powerful imaging technique that enables non-invasive, in vivo, high resolution, cross-sectional imaging in biological tissue. A new generation OCT technology has now been developed, representing a quantum leap in resolution and speed, achieving in vivo optical biopsy, i.e. the visualization of tissue architectural morphology in situ and in real time. Functional extensions of OCT technology enable non-invasive, depth resolved functional assessment and imaging of tissue. These new techniques should not only improve image contrast, but should also enable the differentiation of pathologies via metabolic properties or functional state. The book introduces OCT technology and applications not only from an optical and technological viewpoint, but also from biomedical and clinical perspectives. The chapters are written by leading international research groups, in a style comprehensible to a broad audience. It will be of interest not only to physicists, scientists and engineers, but also to biomedical and clinical researchers from different medical specialties.

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"This is a comprehensive review of the current status of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology and its applications in the medical field. … The authors are the leading experts in this field and as such are able to use a unique approach for targeting physicists, scientists, engineers, and researchers in medical specialties, along with practitioners. The book is also suitable for graduate students and residents interested in pursuing an education in medical specialties." (Paul Gueye, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2009)


Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • Introduction to Optical Coherence Tomography

    Fujimoto, J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-45

  • Theory of Optical Coherence Tomography

    Izatt, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Modeling Light–Tissue Interaction in Optical Coherence Tomography Systems

    Andersen, P. E. (et al.)

    Pages 73-115

  • Inverse Scattering, Dispersion, and Speckle in Optical Coherence Tomography

    Fercher, A. F.

    Pages 119-146

  • Spectral/Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

    Boer, J. F.

    Pages 147-175

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Coherence Tomography
Book Subtitle
Technology and Applications
Editors
  • Wolfgang Drexler
  • James G. Fujimoto
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77550-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77550-8
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 1346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
471 b/w illustrations, 287 illustrations in colour
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