1. Imaging of the Pediatric Airway Using Optical Coherence Tomography

    Objectives: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging modality that uses a broadband light source to produce high‐resolution cross‐sectional images in living tissue (8–20 μm). A prospective study of normal, benign, and pathologic tissues in the pediatric airway was conducted to assess the utility of OCT technology in characterizing the microanatomy of the pediatric upper aerodigestive tract in vivo. Study Design: Prospective clinical trial. Materials and Methods: Fifteen patients from 1 to 17 years of age underwent surgical endoscopy and OCT for various airway disorders. OCT imaging was performed at a frame rate of 1 Hz using ...

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