Dual angle scan protocol with Doppler optical coherence tomography for retinal blood flow measurement

Ou Tan, Yimin Wang, David Huang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


To improve the scan quality of Doppler Optical coherence tomography for blood flow measurement, we investigate how to improve the Doppler signal for all vessels around optic disc. Doppler signal is depending on the Doppler angle, which is defined as angle between OCT beams and normal direction vessel. In this examination, we test the effect of different OCT beam direction on Doppler angles of all veins. We also test maximizing the Doppler angle by combining scans with different OCT beams direction. Three criteria were used to evaluate the overall quality, average Doppler angle, the percentage of vessels with Doppler angle larger than the optimize value, the percentage of vessel with Coefficient variance of Doppler angle less than the optimize value. The result showed that the best protocol is to maximize the Doppler angle from one scan with OCT beam through supranasal portion of pupil and other scan with OCT beam through infranasal portion of pupil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2011
Subtitle of host publicationComputer-Aided Diagnosis
StatePublished - 2011
EventMedical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2011Feb 17 2011

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherMedical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL


  • Doppler optical coherence tomography
  • Retinal blood flow
  • blood flow double ring scan pattern
  • coefficient of variation of the Doppler angle
  • scan protocol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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