- Revised throughout, comprehensive guide to optical coherence tomography (OCT), including the most recent research in context and thoroughly explained
- Provides non-scientists and non-engineers with a basic understanding of OCT applications and issues
- Written by one of the pioneers of OCT
OCT is a medical high-resolution imaging technology that offers several distinct advantages over current medical imaging technologies. With a resolution 25x greater than current technologies, its ability to be engineered very small due to its fiber-based design, and it is high speed with frame rates close to video rates, this technology is attracting many researchers.
This second edition brings together information needed by the various, and sometimes disparate, groups using and studying this technology. It is completely updated throughout with the most recent research and applications. This is not a book on how to build OCT devices, but rather gives a broad treatment of the subject including 1) the optics, science, and physics needed to understand the technology; 2) a description of applications with a critical look at how the technology will successfully address actual clinical need; and 3) a discussion of delivery of OCT to the patient, FDA approval and comparisons with available competing technologies.
While the required mathematical rigor is present where needed, it is presented in such a way that non-scientists and non-engineers will be able to gain a basic understanding of OCT its applications, as well as the issues of bringing the technology to the market.
Optical engineers; biomedical and clinical scientists; clinicians; medical doctors; researchers; manufacturers of OCT devices.