1. Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography for the detection of early stage neoplastic pathologies (Thesis)

    Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography for the detection of early stage neoplastic pathologies (Thesis)
    Identification of changes associated with early stage disease remains a critical objective of clinical detection and treatment. Effective screening and detection is important for improving outcome because advanced disease, such as metastatic cancer, can be difficult to impossible to cure. Many existing diagnostic modalities, including x-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and endoscopy do not have sufficient resolution to detect changes in architectural morphology associated with early neoplasia and other pathologies. Diagnostic modalities capable of identifying pre-malignant tissue at an early stage could therefore significantly improve treatment outcome. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an emerging biomedical imaging technique that can ...
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