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Sensors 2013, 13(7), 8928-8949; doi:10.3390/s130708928

Dental Optical Coherence Tomography

1 Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan 2 Department of Photonics and Biomedical Optical Imaging Lab, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan 3 School of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan 4 Department of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, I-Lan 260, Taiwan 5 Department of Stomatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 112, Taiwan 6 Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 28 May 2013 / Revised: 20 June 2013 / Accepted: 20 June 2013 / Published: 12 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical & Biological Imaging)
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This review paper describes the applications of dental optical coherence tomography (OCT) in oral tissue images, caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer. The background of OCT, including basic theory, system setup, light sources, spatial resolution and system limitations, is provided. The comparisons between OCT and other clinical oral diagnostic methods are also discussed.
Keywords: optical coherence tomography; dental imaging; oral diagnosis; tooth imaging optical coherence tomography; dental imaging; oral diagnosis; tooth imaging
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Hsieh, Y.-S.; Ho, Y.-C.; Lee, S.-Y.; Chuang, C.-C.; Tsai, J.-C.; Lin, K.-F.; Sun, C.-W. Dental Optical Coherence Tomography. Sensors 2013, 13, 8928-8949.

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