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Review of speckle and phase variance optical coherence tomography to visualize microvascular networks.
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PMID:  23616094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT. High-resolution mapping of microvasculature has been applied to diverse body systems, including the retinal and choroidal vasculature, cardiac vasculature, the central nervous system, and various tumor models. Many imaging techniques have been developed to address specific research questions, and each has its own merits and drawbacks. Understanding, optimization, and proper implementation of these imaging techniques can significantly improve the data obtained along the spectrum of unique research projects to obtain diagnostic clinical information. We describe the recently developed algorithms and applications of two general classes of microvascular imaging techniques: speckle-variance and phase-variance optical coherence tomography (OCT). We compare and contrast their performance with Doppler OCT and optical microangiography. In addition, we highlight ongoing work in the development of variance-based techniques to further refine the characterization of microvascular networks.
Mohammad Sultan Mahmud; David W Cadotte; Barry Vuong; Carry Sun; Timothy W H Luk; Adrian Mariampillai; Victor X D Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical optics     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1560-2281     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomed Opt     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9605853     Medline TA:  J Biomed Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50901     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ryerson University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada.
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