New regulations standardise optical coherence tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that produces high-resolution cross-sectional images of transparent and semi-transparent media. It is used both in industrial metrology. Companies and research institutes involved in industrial metrology and medical technology also expect a wide range of other fields of application. They cooperate in the VDI/VDE - Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regelungstechnik (GMA) in a technical committee OCT and have recently published the guideline VDI/VDE 5565 part 1 with standardised process descriptions.
So far, the comparatively new measurement method has not yet been described in a universally valid way and various procedures and performance characteristics have not yet been standardised. This meant that the comparability of different OCT systems was not given and a wider dissemination was limited. This is now to change through the standardisation work of the technical committee.