Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique used to obtain high-resolution cross-sectional images of biological tissue. OCT is used in a variety of medical fields, including ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology. It is also used in research and development of new medical treatments. OCT is based on the principles of interferometry, which uses light to measure the distance between two points. OCT is used to measure the thickness of tissue layers, detect changes in tissue structure, and diagnose diseases.
In the context of science books, OCT is used to provide detailed images of biological tissue for educational purposes. OCT images can be used to illustrate the structure of tissue layers, the effects of disease on tissue structure, and the effects of treatments on tissue structure. OCT images can also be used to demonstrate the principles of interferometry and the use of light to measure distances.
Companies in the OCT market include Carl Zeiss Meditec, Topcon Corporation, Optovue, Inc., and Thorlabs, Inc. Show Less Read more