Wound Healing & OCT

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Skin is the largest organ of the body, possessing an amazing ability to heal itself even after considerable damage. As our primary barrier against microbes and the elements, it is key that we understand the dermal repair process and how to speed it. OCT offers a novel and nondestructive method to do so, peering beneath the skin to depths of 1-2 mm, and with better than 10 µm resolution. To prove out this potential, a group led by Irena Pastar at the University of Miami decided to evaluate the use of OCT as an alternative to tissue sectioning in wound healing studies.