New VDI guideline 5565 on the use of OCT

The latest official VDI Guideline 5565 on the use of OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) for predominantly technical applications has been published.

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Dr. Bettina Heise (RECENDT, Head of OCT) was actively involved in the expert committee of the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA) and contributed the requirements of industry and users.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that generates high-resolution cross-sectional images of transparent and semi-transparent media. It is used in industrial measurement technology as well as in biomedical diagnostics.

Companies and research institutions with a focus on industrial metrology and medical technology work together in the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA) in an expert committee on OCT and have now published a first draft guideline with standardised process descriptions.
The aim of the guideline is to advise users of OCT systems on important physical and technical parameters and procedures for system selection and on the basic applicability of OCT.

Such VDI guidelines are practical precursors to (European) standards, and already offer the industry a good guideline in the selection or design of measurement systems and future security when investing in such new measurement technologies.

The chairman of the expert committee is Dipl.-Phys. Niels König from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT.

The guideline VDI/VDE 5565 part 1 can be obtained here: VDI/VDE 5565 Part 1 - Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - Process descriptions.

The next document of this guideline is in progress: VDI/VDE 5565 Sheet 2 - Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - Signal Processing and Data Evaluation.

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