1. Automated quantification of microstructural dimensions of the human kidney using optical coherence tomography (OCT)

    Automated quantification of microstructural dimensions of the human kidney using optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a rapidly emerging imaging modality that can non-invasively provide cross-sectional, highresolution images of tissue morphology in situ and in real-time. We previously demonstrated that OCT is capable of visualizing characteristic kidney anatomic structures, including blood vessels, uriniferous tubules,glomeruli, and renal capsules on a Munich–Wistar rat model. Because the viability of a donor kidney is closely correlated with its tubular morphology, and a large amount of image datasets are expected when using OCT to scan the entire kidney to provide a global assessment of its viability, it is necessary to develop automatic image analysis ...
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