The purpose of this experiment was to apply bench-top imaging (optical coherence tomography or OCT) to intestinal and pelvic floor tissues from mice, focusing on the visualization of these anatomical structures and geometric characterization under applied loading. Quantifying such properties of the intestine will allow for further understanding of this tissue’s response to pressure and its mechanical properties. To supplement the images gathered from the OCT imaging (loaded and unloaded tissue samples), the histology was also examined to further understand the structure of these tissues.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission