Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a diagnostic technology that has proven its value primarily in the field of ophthalmology. Additional applications of OCT have been successfully demonstrated for a range of clinical indications, especially in dermatology, where it provides high resolution images that yield in-vivo information about the health of the skin in a non-invasive way. However, despite the valuable diagnostic information provided by OCT, wide adoption of the technology in the clinical dermatology practice has not taken place due to limitations of current OCT instrumentation. The main technological barrier for state-of-the-art systems is their use of conventional optics, which translates in bulkiness and a high total cost of ownership.
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