Abstract #51843 Published in IGR 14-4

Large-field high-speed polarization sensitive spectral domain OCT and its applications in ophthalmology

Zotter S; Pircher M; Torzicky T; Baumann B; Yoshida H; Hirose F; Roberts P; Ritter M; Schütze C; Götzinger E; Trasischker W; Vass C; Schmidt-Erfurth U; Hitzenberger CK
Biomedical optics express 2012; 3: 2720-2732

We present a novel spectral domain polarization sensitive OCT system (PS-OCT) that operates at an A-scan rate of 70 kHz and supports scan angles of up to 40° × 40°. The high-speed imaging allows the acquisition of up to 1024 × 250 A-scans per 3D scan, which, together with the large field of view, considerably increases the informative value of the images. To demonstrate the excellent performance of the new PS-OCT system, we imaged several healthy volunteers and patients with various diseases such as glaucoma, AMD, Stargardt's disease, and albinism. The results are compared with clinically established methods such as scanning laser polarimetry and autofluorescence.

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.

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Classification: Posterior (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.2 Optical coherence tomography)

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