Colposcopy is an important imaging method which allows examination of the surface epithelium in patients with intraepithelial neoplasias of the cervix and vulva. Optical coherence tomography as a new optical method achieves high resolution in cross-sectional tissue imaging. After combining an OCT imaging system with a colposcope, non-contact imaging is possible under colposcopic view. Normal and diseased microstructures such as capillaries, Nabothian glands and in particular the basal lamina could be identified at a resolution higher than any currently available noninvasive, clinical imaging technology.
|Translated title of the contribution||Optical Coherence Tomography - A Noninvasive High Resolution Cross-Sectional Tissue Imaging in Addition to Colposcopy|
|Journal||Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 11.2003|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering