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Opt Express. 2008 Oct 27;16(22):17521-9.

Applying anatomical optical coherence tomography to quantitative 3D imaging of the lower airway.

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Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.


Endoscopic treatment of lower airway pathologies requires accurate quantification of airway dimensions. We demonstrate the application of a real-time endoscopic optical coherence tomography system that can image lower airway anatomy and quantify airway lumen dimensions intra-operatively. Results demonstrate the ability to acquire 3D scans of airway anatomy and include comparison against a pre-operative X-ray CT. The paper also illustrates the capability of the system to assess the real-time dynamic changes within the airway that occur during respiration.

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