Optical coherence tomography of the rat cochlea.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to image the internal structure of a rat cochlea (ex vivo). Immediately following sacrifice, the temporal bone of a Sprague-Dawley rat was harvested. Axial OCT cross sectional images (over regions of interest, 1x1 mm-2x8 mm) were obtained with a spatial resolution of 10-15 microm. The osseous borders of the… CONTINUE READING