Optical Coherence Tomography for Early Detection and Staging of Endobronchial Lung and Pleural Cancer, Airway Injury, and Prostate Cancer
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that can provide
information about tissue abnormalities. This technique uses a near-infrared diode to emit
light that can produce images of the specimen under investigation without causing damage or
The research' want to compare the OCT results with that obtained from conventional
histologic examination and to show that the OCT results may be almost as accurate as the
standard Pathology results.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new technique being developed that can be used for
visualizing human tissue. OCT offers a means of providing information on the characteristics
and extent of a lesion (and abnormal change in structure of an organ).
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
the OCT results are at least as accurate as the standard Pathology results.
Matthew Brenner, M.D
Beckman Laser Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
|Beckman Laser Institute,University of California, Irvine||Irvine, California 92612|
|Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCI Medical Center||Orange, California 92868|
|Urology department, UCI Medical Center||Orange, California 92868|