Quantitative optical coherence elastography based on fiber-optic probe with integrated Fabry-Perot force sensor

Yi Qiu, Yahui Wang, Yiqing Xu, Namas Chandra, James Haorah, Basil Hubbi, Bryan Pfister, Xuan Liu

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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a versatile imaging technique and has great potential in tissue characterization for breast cancer diagnosis and surgical guidance. In addition to structural difference, cancerous breast tissue is usually stiffer compared to normal adipose breast tissue. However, previous studies on compression optical coherence elastography (OCE) are qualitative rather than quantitative. It is challenging to identify the cancerous status of tissue based on qualitative OCE results obtained from different measurement sessions or from different patients. Therefore, it is critical to develop technique that integrates structural imaging and force sensing, for quantitative elasticity characterization of breast tissue. In this work, we demonstrate a quantitative OCE (qOCE) microsurgery device which simultaneously quantifies force exerted to tissue and measures the resultant tissue deformation. The qOCE system is based on a spectral domain OCT engine operated at 1300 nm and a probe with an integrated Febry-Perot (FP) interferometric cavity at its distal end. The FP cavity is formed by the cleaved end of the lead-in fiber and the end surface of a GRIN lens which allows light to incident into tissue for structural imaging. The force exerted to tissue is quantified by the change of FP cavity length which is interrogated by a fiber-optic common-paths phase resolved OCT system with sub-nanometer sensitivity. Simultaneously, image of the tissue structure is acquired from photons returned from tissue through the GRIN lens. Tissue deformation is obtained through Doppler analysis. Tissue elasticity can be quantified by comparing the force exerted and tissue deformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVI
EditorsIsrael Gannot
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419368
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVI - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2016Feb 14 2016

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume9702
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/13/162/14/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Keywords

  • OCT
  • elastography
  • fiber sensor
  • imaging

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