1. Ex vivo imaging of human thyroid pathology using integrated optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy

    Ex vivo imaging of human thyroid pathology using integrated optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy
    We evaluate the feasibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence microscopy (OCM) for imaging of benign and malignant thyroid lesions ex vivo using intrinsic optical contrast. 34 thyroid gland specimens are imaged from 17 patients, covering a spectrum of pathology ranging from normal thyroid to benign disease/neoplasms (multinodular colloid goiter, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and follicular adenoma) and malignant thyroid tumors (papillary carcinoma and medullary carcinoma). Imaging is performed using an integrated OCT and OCM system, with <4 µm axial resolution (OCT and OCM), and 14 µm (OCT) and <2 µm (OCM) transverse resolution. The system allows seamless ...
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