Types of Optical Coherence Tomography for Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review

Neha Acharya, Sindhoora K. Melanthota, Manoj Khokhar, Shweta Chakrabarti, Dharshini Gopal, Dhyeya S. Mallya, Nirmal Mazumder

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an emerging imaging technique that produces high contrast images that help distinguish different tissue layers by detecting the back-reflected near-infrared light. The technique is used to diagnose various diseases due to high contrast, three-dimensional imaging capability with high resolution, and a fast acquisition speed. The meta-analysis study was performed by the systematic review of literature in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Embase, and Cochrane Library using search terms relevant to “OCT”, "Carcinoma", and “cancers”. The various applications of different types of OCT are discussed in the detection and diagnosis of various cancers like colorectal cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010201
JournalJournal of Biomedical Photonics and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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