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    1. New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

      New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

      A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of unnecessary drug injections used to treat a blinding condition called wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to the study, Medicare has enjoyed $9 billion in savings over an eight year period from more efficient use of the effective, but expensive, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents used to treat wet AMD. This compares favorably to the approximately $400 million investment over ...

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    2. PhD Position in Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging at Indiana University

      PhD Position in Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging at Indiana University

      A PhD student position is available in Don Miller’s laboratory on advanced ophthalmic imaging at Indiana University ( www.opt.indiana.edu/dtmiller/Index.aspx ). The laboratory is looking for a highly motivated student in engineering, optical physics, or a related discipline with an interest to develop cutting-edge optical instrumentation to study noninvasively the retina at the cellular level. The laboratory’s primary focus is on the development and use of adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT) for high-resolution retinal imaging, technologies the laboratory has been advancing for almost two decades. Our most recent work can be found in ...

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    3. Polarization-multiplexed, dual-beam swept source optical coherence tomography angiography

      Polarization-multiplexed, dual-beam swept source optical coherence tomography angiography

      A polarization-multiplexed, dual-beam setup is proposed to expand the field of view for a swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) system. This method used a Wollaston prism to split sample path light into two orthogonal-polarized beams. This allowed two beams to shine on the cornea at an angle separation of ~ 14 degrees, which led to a separation of ~ 4.2 mm on the retina. A 3-mm glass plate was inserted into one of the beam paths to set a constant path length difference between the two polarized beams so the interferogram from the two beams are coded at different ...

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    4. Optical coherence tomography and computer-aided diagnosis of a murine model of chronic kidney disease

      Optical coherence tomography and computer-aided diagnosis of a murine model of chronic kidney disease

      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by a progressive loss of renal function over time. Histopathological analysis of the condition of glomeruli and the proximal convolutional tubules over time can provide valuable insights into the progression of CKD. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a technology that can analyze the microscopic structures of a kidney in a nondestructive manner. Recently, we have shown that OCT can provide real-time imaging of kidney microstructures in vivo without administering exogenous contrast agents. A murine model of CKD induced by intravenous Adriamycin (ADR) injection is evaluated by OCT. OCT images of the rat kidneys have ...

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    5. Research Associate / Research Fellow Microscope-in-a-Needle at the University of Western Australia

      Research Associate / Research Fellow Microscope-in-a-Needle at the University of Western Australia

      Job no: 499437 Work type: full-time Location: Crawley Categories: Health and Medical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 1 year appointment Salary range: Level A $67,352 - $91,397 p.a. or Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.a. (dependent on qualifications and experience) Research & Development In Biomedical Photonics/Optical Microscopy (Australia) The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Do you have an aptitude for opto-mechanics and/or robotics? Come join a team of ...

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    6. IVUS-Guided Versus OCT-Guided Coronary Stent Implantation: A Critical Appraisal

      IVUS-Guided Versus OCT-Guided Coronary Stent Implantation: A Critical Appraisal

      Procedural guidance with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging improves the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by: 1) informing the necessity for lesion preparation; 2) directing appropriate stent sizing to maximize the final stent area and minimize geographic miss; 3) selecting the optimal stent length to cover residual disease adjacent to the lesion, thus minimizing geographic miss; 4) guiding optimal stent expansion; 5) identifying acute complications (edge dissection, stent malapposition, tissue protrusion); and 6) clarifying the mechanism of late stent failure (stent thrombosis, neointimal hyperplasia, stent underexpansion or fracture, or neoatherosclerosis). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides similar information ...

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    7. A Radio Podcast from New Retina Radio on OCT and Anti-VEGF, A Biography

      A Radio Podcast from New Retina Radio on OCT and Anti-VEGF, A Biography

      The guidance of Anti-VEGF therapy using OCT is one of the major drivers of Ophthalmic OCT use benefiting millions of people worldwide facing age related macular degeneration.  This link is from New Retina Radio and continues its biography of anti-VEGF. John D. Pitcher III, MD, picks up the story where we left off: in a world where pegaptanib was the only intravitreal injection approved for treating wet AMD. But a deep dive into the literature and a few calculations on the back of a napkin are about to change retina practice forever. Guests in this episode include Bob Avery, MD ...

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