Anatomical optical coherence tomography

A safe and effective tool for quantitative long-term monitoring of upper airway size and shape

J. J. Armstrong, S. Becker, R. A. McLaughlin, M. S. Leigh, J. Williamson, J. H. Walsh, D. R. Hillman, P. R. Eastwood, D. D. Sampson

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Anatomical optical coherence tomography (aOCT) is an endoscopic optical technique that enables continuous, quantitative assessment of hollow organ size and shape in three dimensions. It is a powerful alternative to X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and video endoscopy for the assessment of gross hollow-organ anatomy. This paper reviews our instrument and its application to the upper and lower airway, and includes a number of new results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. SPIE 6842, Photonic therapeutics and diagnostics IV
EditorsNikiforos Kollias, Bernard Choi, Haishan Zeng, Reza S. Malek, Brian J. Wong, Justus F. R. Ilgner, Kenton W. Gregory, Guillermo J. Tearney, Henry Hirschberg, Steen J. Madsen
Place of PublicationSan Jose, CA
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780819470171
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 19 Jan 200819 Jan 2008


OtherPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Lower airway
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Upper airway

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