Advances in large area robotically assisted OCT (LARA-OCT): towards drive-by continuous motion imaging


Optical coherence tomography is a powerful imaging technique to visualize and localize depth-dependent tissue structure to differentiate between healthy and pathological conditions. However, conventional OCT systems are only capable of detecting small areas. To overcome this limitation, we have developed a large area robotically assisted OCT (LARA-OCT) system for automatic acquisition of large OCT images. Using mosaic pattern acquisition and subsequent stitching, we previously demonstrated initial in vivo OCT skin images beyond 10 cm². To improve acquisition speed and reduce dead times, we here demonstrate and analyze LARA-OCT with a new drive-by continuous motion imaging protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media V
EditorsBenjamin J. Vakoc, Maciej Wojtkowski, Yoshiaki Yasuno
Publication date11.08.2023
Publication statusPublished - 11.08.2023

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-32 Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

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