1. Guided Esophageal Surveillance Biopsy with a Laser Marking Optical Frequency Domain Imaging System

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution cross-sectional imaging modality that has been shown to accurately detect and diagnose esophageal pathology. We have previously demonstrated comprehensive microscopic screening of the entire distal esophagus (∼6 cm) using a second generation OCT technology, termed optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), and a balloon catheter. Esophageal screening with OFDI opens up the possibility of significantly reducing sampling error by providing the capability to target high-risk biopsy sites. In order to guide biopsy during esophageal surveillance, a method for registering neoplastic lesions identified by OFDI with endoscopy is required. We have developed a balloon catheter ...
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