|Optical coherence tomography is an emerging optical signal acquisition and processing method that performs high resolution, cross sectional tomographic imaging of internal structure in biological systems and materials. It captures micrometer resolution; three dimensional images from within optical scattering media. Out of three basic approaches of optical tomography: diffraction tomography, diffuse optical tomography and optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCT are of more importance because these are cheap, safe and can apply in a wide variety of applications including medical applications. It uses light waves to take cross section pictures of the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.