1. Assessment of blood coagulation using an acoustic radiation force based optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE)

    Assessment of blood coagulation using an acoustic radiation force based optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE)

    An apparatus and method of using an optical coherence elastography (OCE) under acoustic radiation force (ARF) excitation includes the steps of inducing an excitation wave in a blood sample by use of an ultrasound beam from an ultrasonic transducer; measuring an elastic property of the blood sample by use of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) beam transverse to the ultrasound beam to dynamically measure the elastic property of the blood sample during coagulation and assessing the clot formation/dissolution kinetics and strength.

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