Optische kohärenztomographie in der gynäkologie

Translated title of the contribution: Optical coherence tomography in gynaecology

M. Löning*, E. Lankenau, H. Diddens, M. Krokowski, K. Diedrich, G. Hüttmann

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new noninvasive technique that can be used to image tissue structures slice by slice with high resolution. Since its development in the early 1990s it has been used mainly as a diagnostic tool in ophthalmology for visualization of the posterior sections of the eye. OCT makes it possible to achieve high resolutions in cross-sectional imaging of superficial tissue structures. It is based on interferometry and can provide two-dimensional images with a high resolution of about 15 μm and a maximum detection depth of 2 mm with no need for contact. When it is used in combination with colposcopy noncontact imaging of the tissue below the surface of the cervix uteri is therefore possible.

Translated title of the contributionOptical coherence tomography in gynaecology
Original languageGerman
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 05.2007

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering


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