Statistical Modeling of swept-source optical coherence tomography including multiple scattering effects in tissue
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is new optical imaging technique similar to ultrasound imaging. It has ten to 100 times higher resolution than ultrasound and a penetration depth of 4-6 millimeters. The use of light is safer to most biological samples than X-\rays or gamma rays, and it also allows for chemical characterization of tumours in tissue. CancerCare Manitoba is interested in using OCT for early detection of breast cancer. The research team plans to use sophisticated mathematical techniques to improve the penetration depth of OCT, thereby improving its capability for early detection of breast cancer.