A novel optical needle probe for deep learning-based tissue elasticity characterization

  title={A novel optical needle probe for deep learning-based tissue elasticity characterization},
  author={R. Mieling and Johanna Sprenger and Sarah Latus and Lennart Bargsten and A. Schlaefer},
  journal={Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering},
  pages={21 - 25}
Abstract The distinction between malignant and benign tumors is essential to the treatment of cancer. The tissue's elasticity can be used as an indicator for the required tissue characterization. Optical coherence elastography (OCE) probes have been proposed for needle insertions but have so far lacked the necessary load sensing capabilities. We present a novel OCE needle probe that provides simultaneous optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and load sensing at the needle tip. We… Expand

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