1. Characterization of atherosclerosis plaques by measuring both backscattering and attenuation coefficients in optical coherence tomography

    Chenyang Xu, Joseph M. Schmitt, Stephane G. Carlier et al. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been proven a powerful diagnostic tool for cardiovascular diseases. However, the optical mechanism for the qualitative observations are still absent. We address the fundamental issues that underlie the tissue characterization of OCT images obtaine ... [J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 034003 (2008)] published Thu Jun 5, 2008.
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