Spatio-Temporal Optical Coherence Tomography provides full thickness imaging of the chorioretinal complex

Published: 31 October 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9pzm3mbp7w.1
Egidijus Auksorius,
Dawid Borycki,
Piotr Węgrzyn,
Bartosz L. Sikorski,
Ieva Zickiene,
Kamil Liżewski,
Mounika Rapolu,
Karolis Adomavicius,
Sławomir Tomczewski,
Maciej Wojtkowski


Despite the rapid development of optical imaging methods, high-resolution in vivo imaging with penetration into deeper tissue layers is still a major challenge. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has been used successfully for non-invasive human retinal volumetric imaging in vivo , advancing the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of various retinal diseases. However, there are important limitations of volumetric OCT imaging, especially coherent noise and the limited axial range over which high resolution images can be acquired. The limited range prevents simultaneous measurement of the retina and choroid with adequate lateral resolution. In this article, we address these limitations with a technique that we term Spatio- Temporal Optical Coherence Tomography (STOC-T), which uses light with controlled spatial and temporal coherence and advanced signal processing methods. STOC-T enabled the acquisition of high-contrast and high-resolution coronal projection images of the retina and choroid at arbitrary depths.


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Retina, Choroid