Title: Diagnosis and evaluation of pulmonary diseases with endobronchial optical coherence tomography

  • Zhuquan Su Sate Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
  • Huanjie Chen Sate Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
  • Jide Huang Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital, Guangzhou, China.
  • Minglu Zhong Guangzhou First People's Hospital, Guangzhou, China.

Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel optical imaging technology with high resolution, the ultra fine probe makes it feasible to advance into medium and small airways for measuring luminal caliber and airway thickness. It was reported that endobronchial OCT might be of help for diagnosis and evaluation of pulmonary diseases. OCT could be performed to detect early lung cancer and precisely positioning for lesion biopsy, evaluate the severity of COPD and asthma, assess the airway injury, as well as explore the mechanism of pulmonary vascular and airway diseases.

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Published
2018-10-30
Citation
Zhuquan S. et al. (2018) Diagnosis and evaluation of pulmonary diseases with endobronchial optical coherence tomography. Science Publishing Group Journal 1(2).
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Shiyue Li, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute for Respiratory Health, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University Address: 151 Yanjiang Road, Guangzhou 510120, China. Tel.: +86 020-83062885; Fax.: +86 020-83062729; E-mail: lishiyue@188.com

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