Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT is the latest cutting edge medical science tool, used in diagnostic imaging. This technique essentially uses light in order to capture micrometer resolution, two and three dimensional images from within biological tissue. The procedure has the twin advantages of being perfectly safe and minimally invasive. Additionally, the images that are obtained are highly sophisticated and can be used for extremely accurate diagnostics in a number of medical fields.
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OCT is the process of using light to obtain sub-surface images. These images are the same resolution as those that can be obtained from a low-power microscope. The light images reflections from within living tissue to provide cross-sectional images. The main reason for interest in this technology is that the images obtained are a much higher resolution than those from other imaging modalities like ultrasounds and MRIs.
The high resolution of the images is due to the fact that OCT uses light rather than sound or radio waves to form images. The optical beam is directed at biological tissue and a small portion of this light that reflects from features under the surface is collected. A technique called interferometry is then used to record the optical path length of received photons. This technique allows for the rejection of photon that scatter multiple times before detection. This allows the building of 3D images using Optical Coherence Tomography.
The main benefits of Optical Coherence Tomography are:
Optical Coherence Tomography has a range of use in various medical and non-medical fields. As of now it is primarily being used in the fields of ophthalmology and cardiology although it has also proven effective in other areas like dermatology.
Holy Family Hospital is at the forefront of this revolutionary way in which to safely and accurately diagnose cardiac patients and is currently the only hospital in the city of Mumbai to be using OCT in their diagnostics and cardiology divisions.