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Dsouza, R,Subhash, H,Neuhaus, K,Hogan, J,Wilson, C,Leahy, M
2014
September
Biomedical Optics Express
Dermascope guided multiple reference optical coherence tomography
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WOS: 16 ()
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SWEPT-SOURCE SPECTROMETER DERMOSCOPY LESIONS
5
2870
2882
In this paper, we report the feasibility of integrating a novel low cost optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with a dermascope for point-of-care applications. The proposed OCT system is based on an enhanced time-domain optical coherence tomographic system, called multiple reference OCT (MR-OCT), which uses a single miniature voice coil actuator and a partial mirror for extending the axial scan range. The system can simultaneously register both the superficial dermascope image and the depth-resolved OCT sub-surface information by an interactive beam steering method. A practitioner is able to obtain the depth resolved information of the point of interest by simply using the mouse cursor. The proposed approach of combining a dermascope with a low cost OCT provides a unique powerful optical imaging modality for a range of dermatological applications. Hand-held dermascopic OCT devices would also enable point of care and remote health monitoring. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America
10.1364/BOE.5.002870
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