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Optical Coherence Tomography guided Laser-Cochleostomy

Author: Zhang, Yaokun
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731503026
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Despite the high precision of laser, it remains challenging to control the laser-bone ablation without injuring the underlying critical structures. Providing an axial resolution on micrometre scale, OCT is a promising candidate for imaging microstructures beneath the bone surface and monitoring the ablation process. In this work, a bridge connecting these two technologies is established. A closed-loop control of laser-bone ablation under the monitoring with OCT has been successfully realised.