Vocal folds vibration imaging with functional OCT

Chapter 40

  • Gangjun Liu
  • Marc Rubinstein
  • Brian J.F. Wong
  • Zhongping Chen
Keywords: OCT, ODT, SSOCT/ODT, VF, lesions, biopsy, cancer, F0


We describe here how OCT imaging can be applied to studying human vocal fold (VF) vibration. We show that OCT is earning a significant place within technological armamentarium for VF examination, especially as a tool for non-invasive VF “biopsy.” Doppler OCT is a functional extension of OCT, which can provide information beyond morphology. Doppler OCT is a promising technique for quantitative, non-contact imaging of VF vibration.