Feature Of The Week 1/18/09: Shedding New Light on Early Caries Detection with Optical Coherence Tomography
Feature Of The Week 1/18/09: Dentistry continues to develop as an exciting application of OCT. The promise of high resolution imaging and identification of new features via non-ionization radiation has captured both research interest as well as commercial interest. This OCT movie shows a scan across the surface of a tooth near the Dental Enamel Junction (DEJ). Image courtesy of Dr. Lin-P'ing Choo-Smith from the University of Manitoba and NRCC. For more information a recent paper by Dr. Choo-Smith et al published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association can be seen here. Click "toggle fullscreen" for better viewing.