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Flying spot en face OCT for monitoring cell distribution in collagen-based constructs

Kosmidis, K. and Russell, Christopher D. and Dobre, George and Podoleanu, Adrian Gh. and Black, R.A. (2007) Flying spot en face OCT for monitoring cell distribution in collagen-based constructs. Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV (Proceedings of SPIE), 6079. 60790Q-1. ISSN 1605-7422

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Abstract

The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a monitoring tool in the growth of human fibroblasts cells in collagen-based constructs is investigated. Rat-tail tendon type-1 collagen based gels mixed with human fibroblasts were prepared and incubated. Fixed samples were then imaged using OCT, and subsequently cross-sectioned and analysed microscopically. The concentration of cells in samples under different contraction dynamics was investigated using analysis of the OCT images. Results show clear differences in scattering intensity as a consequence of cell concentration in both OCT images and micrographs.