Tissue Optics

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Science  27 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5321, pp. 2002-2003
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5321.2002

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David A. Benaron, Wai-Fung Cheong, and David K. Stevenson A report in this issue of Science by Tearney et al. describes a technique that uses light to form high-resolution tomographic images of human tissue. In his Perspective, Benaron discusses the physical basis of this technique, optical coherence tomography, and its advantages when compared to other light-based imaging techniques.