Abstract

In this study, we investigate and validate a novel approach to assess and remove additive noise for optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Our method first generates a map of additive noise for the OCT image through Doppler variation analysis. We then remove the additive noise from the real and imaginary parts of the complex OCT signal through pixelwise Wiener filtering. Our results show that the method described in this manuscript improves the sensitivity of OCT imaging and preserves the spatial resolution without the need to modify the imaging apparatus and data acquisition protocol.

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