Embryonic Heart

Researchers are using OCT to capture video of the embryonic heart before it begins beating.  Whereas ultrasound uses sound waves to create viewable, yet grainy, video images, OCT uses optical contrast and infrared broadband laser sources to help generate a real-time, high-resolution output.

Additional general information:

System to image embryonic heart.


Detailed view of developing heart.

Another detailed view of developing heart.