Optical coherence tomography (OCT) techniques have opened up a number of new medical imaging applications in research and clinical applications. Key application areas include cancer research, vascular applications such as imaging arterial plaque, and ophthalmology applications such as pre and post-operative cataract surgery imaging. Emerging Technologies in galvo control, light sources, detector technologies, and parallel hardware-based processing are increasing the quality and performance of images, as well as reducing the cost and footprint of OCT systems. The parallel computing capabilities of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), multi-core processors, and graphics processing units (GPUs) have enabled real-time OCT image processing, which provides real-time image data to support surgical procedures.

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