Tschernig, T.7; Thrane, Lars1; Jørgensen, Thomas Martini4; Thommes, J.5; Pabst, R.8; Yelbuz, T. M.8
1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Teraherts Technologies and Biophotonics, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Saarland University4 Centre for oil and gas – DTU, Center, Technical University of Denmark5 Leibniz University6 Hannover Medical School7 Saarland University8 Hannover Medical School
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an elegant technology for imaging of tissues and organs and has been established for clinical use for around a decade. Thus, it is used in vivo but can also serve as a valuable ex vivo imaging tool in experimental research. Here, a brief overview is given with a focus on an ex vivo application of OCT. Image and video examples of freshly obtained murine lungs are included. The main advantage of OCT for ex vivo analysis is the non-contact, non-invasive, and non-destructive fast acquisition of a three-dimensional data set with micrometer-resolution.
Annals of Anatomy, 2013, Vol 195, Issue 1, p. 25-27