Parallel optical coherence tomography in scattering samples is demonstrated using a 58 x 58 smart-pixel detector array. A femtosecond mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser in combination with a free space Michelson interferometer was employed to achieve 4 mum longitudinal resolution and 9 mum transverse resolution on a 260 x 260 mum field of view. We imaged a resolution target covered by an intralipid solution with different scattering coefficients as well as onion cells. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.