1. IMPROVED ARTERIAL TISSUE DIFFERENTIATION BY SPECTROSCOPIC OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

    IMPROVED ARTERIAL TISSUE DIFFERENTIATION BY SPECTROSCOPIC OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a relatively new imaging modality similar with ultrasound where the sound waves are replaced by ballistic photons. OCT provides images at high spatial resolution which allow for the identification of micron size morphological tissue structures. A high impact application is visualization of arterial wall and atherosclerotic plaques. Despite high spatial resolution to complete the transfer of this imaging modality into clinical environment there is a need for markers which would quantify the physiological condition of the sample. Finding the proper markers is a topic of high interest for many research groups. A potential marker suggested ...

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