publications by Joseph A. Izatt.

Papers Published

  1. Rollins, A.M. and Sivak, M.V., Jr. and Radhakrishnan, S. and Lass, J.H. and Huang, D. and Cooper, K.D. and Izatt, J.A., Emerging clinical applications of optical coherence tomography, Opt. Photonics News (USA), vol. 13 no. 4 (2002), pp. 36 - 60 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/13)

    Clinical optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems are capable of imaging at several frames per second up to video rate, maintaining sufficient sensitivity and resolution to image many tissues of clinical significance. OCT is an emerging imaging modality with clear potential in many medical imaging applications. In addition to the applications discussed here, researchers are investigating the use of OCT for imaging vascular tissues, teeth and oral cavity, the mucosae of the respiratory and urogenital tracts, and other parts of the body. We have constructed real time OCT instruments and the results of our initial clinical investigations are extremely positive. This highly robust and versatile technology is likely to have an impact beyond structural imaging of biological tissues. Industrial applications are under investigation, and here, too, the potential is vast. Finally, functional extensions of OCT technology, such as blood-flow imaging and spectroscopic imaging, are being investigated and demonstrated. These developments will, in turn, enable entirely novel and useful applications

    biological tissues;biomedical imaging;blood flow measurement;dentistry;optical tomography;reviews;