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Ozlem Akkemik


Optical Coherence tomography, Dentistry, Caries diagnosis, Oral soft tissues


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technology that can provide high-resolution microscopic images for diagnostic purposes. The device measures the time delay and intensity of light that is backscattered and reflected from tissues, enabling tomographic imaging of their internal structures. OCT provides real-time imaging of tissues in situ circumventing the need for invasive techniques such as biopsy followed by histology or the need for X-rays. Its properties are used in many branches of medicine. Recently, the OCT visualization technique has been tested in different areas of dentistry. This research will provide the principles of diverse OCT methods and applications of this innovative modality in dentistry.

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