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J Biomed Opt. 2019 Oct;25(3):1-7. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.25.3.032005.

Submillimeter diameter rotary-pullback fiber-optic endoscope for narrowband red-green-blue reflectance, optical coherence tomography, and autofluorescence in vivo imaging.

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British Columbia Cancer Research Center, Department of Integrative Oncology, Vancouver, British Colu, Canada.
Vancouver General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


<p>A fiber-based endoscopic imaging system combining narrowband red-green-blue (RGB) reflectance with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and autofluorescence imaging (AFI) has been developed. The system uses a submillimeter diameter rotary-pullback double-clad fiber imaging catheter for sample illumination and detection. The imaging capabilities of each modality are presented and demonstrated with images of a multicolored card, fingerprints, and tongue mucosa. Broadband imaging, which was done to compare with narrowband sources, revealed better contrast but worse color consistency compared with narrowband RGB reflectance. The measured resolution of the endoscopic system is 25  μm in both the rotary direction and the pullback direction. OCT can be performed simultaneously with either narrowband RGB reflectance imaging or AFI.</p>.


autofluorescence; endomicroscopy; fiber optics; multimodal imaging; optical coherence tomography; red-green-blue imaging

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