1. Quantification of glycerol diffusion in human normal and cancer breast tissues in vitro with optical coherence tomography

    Quantification of glycerol diffusion in human normal and cancer breast tissues in vitro with optical coherence tomography
    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) holds great promise as a routine research tool for analysis of identifying the boundaries between normal and diseased breast tissue in vitro and in vivo. However, despite the depth penetration afforded by this imaging modality, light attenuation in tissues imposes limitations. Here we studied the optical clearing effect of glycerol in human cancer and normal breast tissues with OCT for functional imaging to monitor. Depth- and time-resolved profiles for OCT signal enhancement were presented. The results show that the OCT imaging depth and imaging contrast of breast tissues have been improved after application of 60% glycerol ...
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