Birefringence measurements in human skin using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography.

  title={Birefringence measurements in human skin using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography.},
  author={Mark C Pierce and John Strasswimmer and B Hyle Park and Barry Cense and Johannes F. de Boer},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  volume={9 2},
Optical coherence tomography enables cross-sectional imaging of tissue structure to depths of around 1.5 mm, at high-resolution and in real time. Incorporation of polarization sensitivity (PS) provides an additional contrast mechanism which is complementary to images mapping backscattered intensity only. We present here polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of human skin in vivo, demonstrating the ability of the technique to visualize and quantify the birefringent… CONTINUE READING

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