Multiple Wavelength Optical Coherence Tomography Assessments for Enhanced Ex Vivo Intra-Cochlear Microstructural Visualization
AbstractThe precise identification of intra-cochlear microstructures is an essential otorhinolaryngological requirement to diagnose the progression of cochlea related diseases. Thus, we demonstrated an experimental procedure to investigate the most optimal wavelength range, which can enhance the visualization of ex vivo intra-cochlear microstructures using multiple wavelengths (i.e., 860 nm, 1060 nm, and 1300 nm) based optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems. The high-resolution tomograms, volumetric, and quantitative evaluations obtained from Basilar membrane, organ of Corti, and scala vestibule regions revealed complementary comparisons between the aforementioned three distinct wavelengths based OCT systems. Compared to 860 nm and 1300 nm wavelengths, 1060 nm wavelength OCT was discovered to be an appropriate wavelength range verifying the simultaneously obtainable high-resolution and reasonable depth range visualization of intra-cochlear microstructures. Therefore, the implementation of 1060 nm OCT can minimize the necessity of two distinct OCT systems. Moreover, the results suggest that the performed qualitative and quantitative analysis procedure can be used as a powerful tool to explore further anatomical structures of the cochlea for future studies in otorhinolaryngology. View Full-Text
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Kim, S.; Wijesinghe, R.E.; Lee, J.; Shirazi, M.F.; Kim, P.; Jang, J.H.; Jeon, M.; Kim, J. Multiple Wavelength Optical Coherence Tomography Assessments for Enhanced Ex Vivo Intra-Cochlear Microstructural Visualization. Electronics 2018, 7, 133.
Kim S, Wijesinghe RE, Lee J, Shirazi MF, Kim P, Jang JH, Jeon M, Kim J. Multiple Wavelength Optical Coherence Tomography Assessments for Enhanced Ex Vivo Intra-Cochlear Microstructural Visualization. Electronics. 2018; 7(8):133.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Sungwook; Wijesinghe, Ruchire E.; Lee, Jaeyul; Shirazi, Muhammad F.; Kim, Pilun; Jang, Jeong H.; Jeon, Mansik; Kim, Jeehyun. 2018. "Multiple Wavelength Optical Coherence Tomography Assessments for Enhanced Ex Vivo Intra-Cochlear Microstructural Visualization." Electronics 7, no. 8: 133.
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