Applying anatomical optical coherence tomography to quantitative 3D imaging of the lower airway

Robert Mclaughlin, J.P. Williamson, M.J. Phillips, Julian Armstrong, Sven Becker, D.R. Hillman, Peter Eastwood, David Sampson

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Abstract

Endoscopic treatment of lower airway pathologies requires accurate quantification of airway dimensions. We demonstrate the application of a real-time endoscopic optical coherence tomography system that can image lower airway anatomy and quantify airway lumen dimensions intra-operatively. Results demonstrate the ability to acquire 3D scans of airway anatomy and include comparison against a pre-operative Xray CT. The paper also illustrates the capability of the system to assess the real-time dynamic changes within the airway that occur during respiration. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17521-17529
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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