Diagnostic Optical Imaging Technology and Its Principles

  • Jae-Ho HanEmail author
Part of the Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance book series (TAHP, volume 5)


Analysis of tissue structures is important for investigating pathological changes and diagnosing neural diseases. Recent advances in ophthalmology regarding the diagnosis of neurosensory retinal diseases have introduced optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a near-infrared imaging modality to provide noninvasive and real-time imaging and sensing with ultrahigh resolution for imaging subsurface cross sections of the human retina. This chapter gives a brief overview and the basic principles of this emerging optical imaging modality.


Optical imaging Optical coherence tomography Diagnosis Retina Ophthalmology 



This work was supported in part by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (2013R1A1A2062448). The author acknowledges the partial use of contents and texts from the author’s doctoral dissertation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Brain and Cognitive EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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