|Title: Preliminary study on optical coherence tomography for brachytherapy guidance 4th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate & Kidney Cancer|
|Written by: A. Schlaefer and C. Otte and F. Noack and M. Sommerauer and G. Hüttmann and G. Kovacs|
Abstract: Preliminary study on optical coherence tomography for brachytherapy guidance Focal therapy requires precise localization of the target, and a navigated treatment. Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) remains the preferable image modality for the prostate, although needles inserted during brachy-therapy can cause substantial artifacts. Yet, the needles penetrate prostate tissue and could be used for high resolution imaging from within the target region (Fig. 1a). We study how optical coherence tomography (OCT) images can be obtained and mapped against histology data.