Imaging vascular implant development with optical coherence tomography

Garret T. Bonnema, Stuart K. Williams, Jennifer K. Barton

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The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the imaging of vascular implant development was discussed. OCT provides the necessary resolution to for imaging of vascular implants and uses reflection of light rather than sound waves to construct a depth-resolved image of the specimen. It was found that the resolution of the OCT system was sufficient for differentiating the proliferating layer of smooth cells from the underlying polymeric graft. The results show that OCT can be an effective tool for non-invasively monitoring the development of patient smooth muscle cell sodded grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberThC2
Pages (from-to)763-764
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, LEOS 2004 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: Nov 7 2004Nov 11 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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