1. Articles from Li Qi

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    1. Automatic correction of the initial rotation angle error improves 3D reconstruction in endoscopic airway optical coherence tomography

      Automatic correction of the initial rotation angle error improves 3D reconstruction in endoscopic airway optical coherence tomography

      Endoscopic airway optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced imaging modality capable of capturing the internal anatomy and geometry of the airway. Due to fiber-optic catheter bending and friction, the rotation speed of the endoscopic probe is usually non-uniform: at each B-scan image, the initial rotation angle of the probe is easily misaligned with that of the previous slices. During the pullback operation, this initial rotation angle error (IRAE) will be accumulated and will result in distortion and deformation of the reconstructed 3D airway structure. Previous attempts to correct this error were mainly manual corrections, which are time-consuming and suffered ...

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    2. Spatiotemporal dynamics of pial collateral blood flow following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion in a rat model of sensory-based protection: a Doppler optical coherence tomography study

      Spatiotemporal dynamics of pial collateral blood flow following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion in a rat model of sensory-based protection: a Doppler optical coherence tomography study

      There is a growing recognition regarding the importance of pial collateral flow in the protection from impending ischemic stroke both in preclinical and clinical studies. Collateral flow is also a major player in sensory stimulation-based protection from impending ischemic stroke. Doppler optical coherence tomography has been employed to image spatiotemporal patterns of collateral flow within the dorsal branches of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) as it provides a powerful tool for quantitative in vivo flow parameters imaging (velocity, flux, direction of flow, and radius of imaged branches). It was employed prior to and following dorsal permanent MCA occlusion (pMCAo) in ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    3. Dynamic programming and automated segmentation of optical coherence tomography images of the neonatal subglottis: enabling efficient diagnostics to manage subglottic stenosis

      Dynamic programming and automated segmentation of optical coherence tomography images of the neonatal subglottis: enabling efficient diagnostics to manage subglottic stenosis

      Subglottic stenosis (SGS) is a challenging disease to diagnose in neonates. Long-range optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an optical imaging modality that has been described to image the subglottis in intubated neonates. A major challenge associated with OCT imaging is the lack of an automated method for image analysis and micrometry of large volumes of data that are acquired with each airway scan (1 to 2 Gb). We developed a tissue segmentation algorithm that identifies, measures, and conducts image analysis on tissue layers within the mucosa and submucosa and compared these automated tissue measurements with manual tracings. We noted small ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    4. Quantitative angle-insensitive flow measurement using relative standard deviation OCT

      Quantitative angle-insensitive flow measurement using relative standard deviation OCT

      Incorporating different data processing methods, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the ability for high-resolution angiography and quantitative flow velocity measurements. However, OCT angiography cannot provide quantitative information of flow velocities, and the velocity measurement based on Doppler OCT requires the determination of Doppler angles, which is a challenge in a complex vascular network. In this study, we report on a relative standard deviation OCT (RSD-OCT) method which provides both vascular network mapping and quantitative information for flow velocities within a wide range of Doppler angles. The RSD values are angle-insensitive within a wide range of angles, and a nearly linear ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    5. Feature of The Week 05/19/2017: Longitudinal Shear Wave Imaging for Elasticity Mapping Using Optical Coherence Elastography

      Feature of The Week 05/19/2017: Longitudinal Shear Wave Imaging for Elasticity Mapping Using Optical Coherence Elastography

      Shear wave measurements for the determination of tissue elastic properties have been used in clinical diagnosis and soft tissue assessment. A shear wave propagates as a transverse wave where vibration is perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. Using shear wave elastography, the shear modulus of a soft tissue can be quantified by tracking the shear wave propagation. In previous measurements, the transverse shear wave propagates perpendicular to the force direction, so the shear modulus in the lateral region of the force can be quantified. However, the shear modulus in the axial region of the force cannot be measured. Dr. Jiang ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    6. Longitudinal shear wave imaging for elasticity mapping using optical coherence elastography

      Longitudinal shear wave imaging for elasticity mapping using optical coherence elastography

      Shear wave measurements for the determination of tissue elastic properties have been used in clinical diagnosis and soft tissue assessment. A shear wave propagates as a transverse wave where vibration is perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. Previous transverse shear wave measurements could detect the shear modulus in the lateral region of the force; however, they could not provide the elastic information in the axial region of the force. In this study, we report the imaging and quantification of longitudinal shear wave propagation using optical coherence tomography to measure the elastic properties along the force direction. The experimental validation and ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    7. Volumetric vessel reconstruction method for absolute blood flow velocity measurement in Doppler OCT images

      Volumetric vessel reconstruction method for absolute blood flow velocity measurement in Doppler OCT images

      Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) is considered one of the most promising functional imaging modalities for neuro biology research and has demonstrated the ability to quantify cerebral blood flow velocity at a high accuracy. However, the measurement of total absolute blood flow velocity (BFV) of major cerebral arteries is still a difficult problem since it not only relates to the properties of the laser and the scattering particles, but also relates to the geometry of both directions of the laser beam and the flow. In this paper, focusing on the analysis of cerebral hemodynamics, we presents a method to quantify ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    8. 3D mapping of elastic modulus using shear wave optical micro-elastography

      3D mapping of elastic modulus using shear wave optical micro-elastography

      lastography provides a powerful tool for histopathological identification and clinical diagnosis based on information from tissue stiffness. Benefiting from high resolution, three-dimensional (3D), and noninvasive optical coherence tomography (OCT), optical micro-elastography has the ability to determine elastic properties with a resolution of ~10 μm in a 3D specimen. The shear wave velocity measurement can be used to quantify the elastic modulus. However, in current methods, shear waves are measured near the surface with an interference of surface waves. In this study, we developed acoustic radiation force (ARF) orthogonal excitation optical coherence elastography (ARFOE-OCE) to visualize shear waves in 3D. This ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    9. Automatic three-dimensional segmentation combined with in vivo microvascular network imaging of human retina by intensity-based Doppler variance optical coherence tomography

      Automatic three-dimensional segmentation combined with in vivo microvascular network imaging of human retina by intensity-based Doppler variance optical coherence tomography

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive method for retinal imaging. In this work, we present an in vivo human retinal microvascular network measurement by an intensity-based Doppler variance (IBDV) based on sweptsource OCT. In addition, an automatic three-dimensional (3-D) segmentation method was used for segmenting intraretinal layers. The microvascular networks were divided into six layers by visualizing of each individual layer with enhanced imaging contrast. This method has potential for earlier diagnosis and precise monitoring in retinal vascular diseases.

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    10. Fully distributed absolute blood flow velocity measurement for middle cerebral arteries using Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Fully distributed absolute blood flow velocity measurement for middle cerebral arteries using Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) is considered one of the most promising functional imaging modalities for neuro biology research and has demonstrated the ability to quantify cerebral blood flow velocity at a high accuracy. However, the measurement of total absolute blood flow velocity (BFV) of major cerebral arteries is still a difficult problem since it is related to vessel geometry. In this paper, we present a volumetric vessel reconstruction approach that is capable of measuring the absolute BFV distributed along the entire middle cerebral artery (MCA) within a large field-of-view. The Doppler angle at each point of the MCA, representing ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    11. Automatic airway wall segmentation and thickness measurement for long-range optical coherence tomography images

      Automatic airway wall segmentation and thickness measurement for long-range optical coherence tomography images

      We present an automatic segmentation method for the delineation and quantitative thickness measurement of multiple layers in endoscopic airway optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. The boundaries of the mucosa and the sub-mucosa layers are accurately extracted using a graph-theory-based dynamic programming algorithm. The algorithm was tested with sheep airway OCT images. Quantitative thicknesses of the mucosal layers are obtained automatically for smoke inhalation injury experiments.

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
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