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    1. Ultrahigh-sensitive optical coherence elastography

      Ultrahigh-sensitive optical coherence elastography

      The phase stability of an optical coherence elastography (OCE) system is the key determining factor for achieving a precise elasticity measurement, and it can be affected by the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), timing jitters in the signal acquisition process, and fluctuations in the optical path difference (OPD) between the sample and reference arms. In this study, we developed an OCE system based on swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) with a common-path configuration (SS-OCECP). Our system has a phase stability of 4.2 mrad without external stabilization or extensive post-processing, such as averaging. This phase stability allows us to detect a ...

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    2. Bulk motion subtraction in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Bulk motion subtraction in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Described herein is an algorithm to remove decorrelation noise due to bulk motion in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). OCTA B-frames are divided into segments within which the bulk motion velocity could be assumed constant. This velocity is recovered using linear regression of decorrelation versus the logarithm of reflectance in axial lines (A-lines) identified as bulk tissue by percentile analysis. The fitting parameters are used to calculate a reflectance-adjusted threshold for bulk motion decorrelation. Below this threshold, voxels are identified as non-flow tissue, and their flow values are set to zeros. Above this threshold, the voxels are identified as flow ...

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    3. Optical Vaginal Biopsy Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Optical Vaginal Biopsy Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Objective Optical coherence tomography is a noninvasive technology that visualizes tissue microstructure with high spatial resolution. We designed a novel vaginal system that demonstrates a clear distinction between vaginal tissues planes. In this study, we sought to compare vaginal tomographic images of premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women, demonstrate feasibility of tracking vaginal tissue changes after treatment with fractional-pixel CO 2 laser therapy, and obtain a histologic correlation of these findings. Methods Enrolled subjects underwent imaging and were divided into 3 groups based on menopausal status. Women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause who received fractional-pixel CO 2 laser therapy were assessed ...

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    4. Early Diagnostic Value of Optical Coherence Tomography in The Clinical Prediction Model for Optic Nerve Injury in Saddle Space Occupying Patients

      Early Diagnostic Value of Optical Coherence Tomography in The Clinical Prediction Model for Optic Nerve Injury in Saddle Space Occupying Patients

      In this study, 50 patients with anterior ischemic optic neuropathy due to saddle block were selected as the experimental group, and 50 healthy subjects were used as the control group to conduct a study. The best corrected visual acuity examination, optical coherence tomography and visual evoked potential examination were performed on the two groups. The results of the study showed that the majority of patients were middle-aged and older people over the age of 50, but the youngest patients were only 37 years old. After various examinations, it was found that patients with optic nerve injury had a significant reduction ...

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    5. In vivo evaluation of posterior eye elasticity using shaker-based optical coherence elastography

      In vivo evaluation of posterior eye elasticity using shaker-based optical coherence elastography

      Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive retinal disease and becomes the leading cause of blindness. It is well established that early detection is the key to preservation of functional vision. However, it is very difficult to diagnose AMD in very early stages, before structural changes are evident. Consequently, investigating the biomechanical properties of the retina maybe essential for understanding its physiological function. In this study, we present a shear wave-based quantitative method for estimating the elasticity of the posterior eye using shaker-based optical coherence elastography. This technique has been developed and validated on both a homogeneous phantom and a ...

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    6. Application of Corneal Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Assessment of Vessel Depth in Corneal Neovascularization

      Application of Corneal Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Assessment of Vessel Depth in Corneal Neovascularization

      Purpose: To map and measure the depths of corneal neovascularization (NV) using 3-dimensional optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) at 2 different wavelengths. Methods: Corneal NV of varying severity, distribution, and underlying etiology was examined. Average NV depth and vessel density were measured using 840-nm spectral-domain OCTA and 1050-nm swept-source OCTA. The OCTA results were compared with clinical slit-lamp estimation of NV depth. Results: Twelve eyes with corneal NV from 12 patients were imaged with OCTA. Clinically “superficial,” “midstromal,” and “deep” cases had an average vessel depth of 23%, 39%, and 66% on 1050-nm OCTA, respectively. Average vessel depth on OCTA ...

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    7. Cerebral edema detection in vivo after middle cerebral artery occlusion using swept-source optical coherence tomography

      Cerebral edema detection in vivo after middle cerebral artery occlusion using swept-source optical coherence tomography

      Cerebral edema is a severe complication of ischemic cerebrovascular disease, which can lead to microcirculation compression resulting in additional ischemic damage. Real-time and continuous in vivo imaging techniques for edema detection are of great significance to basic research on cerebral edema. We attempted to monitor the cerebral edema status in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) over time, using a wide field-of-view swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system. Optical attenuation coefficients (OACs) were calculated by an optimized depth-resolved estimation method, and en face OAC maps covering the whole cortex were obtained. Then, the tissue affected by edema was segmented ...

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    8. Simultaneous detection of cerebral blood perfusion and cerebral edema using swept‐source optical coherence tomography

      Simultaneous detection of cerebral blood perfusion and cerebral edema using swept‐source optical coherence tomography

      The progression of ischemic cerebral edema (CE) is closely related to the level of cerebral blood perfusion (CBP) and affects each other. Simultaneous detection of CBP and CE is helpful in understanding the mechanisms of ischemic cerebral edema development. In this article, a wide field of view (FOV) SS‐OCT system was used to detect CE status and CBP levels simultaneously in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rats. Images reflecting these two physiological states can be reconstructed with only one C‐scan. We quantify these two physiological states into 4 parameters, which contain two vascular parameters (vascular displacement distance and ...

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    9. Multimodal endoscopy for colorectal cancer detection by optical coherence tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging

      Multimodal endoscopy for colorectal cancer detection by optical coherence tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging

      While colonoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis and classification of colorectal cancer (CRC), its sensitivity and specificity are operator-dependent and are especially poor for small and flat lesions. Contemporary imaging modalities, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence, have been investigated to visualize microvasculature and morphological changes for detecting early stage CRC in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In our study, we developed a multimodal endoscopic system with simultaneous co-registered OCT and NIR fluorescence imaging. By introducing a contrast agent into the vascular network, NIR fluorescence is able to highlight the cancer-suspected area based on significant change ...

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    10. 1.7 micron optical coherence tomography for vaginal tissue characterization in vivo

      1.7 micron optical coherence tomography for vaginal tissue characterization in vivo

      Objectives Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can noninvasively visualize in vivo tissue microstructure with high spatial resolution that approaches the histologic level. Currently, OCT studies in gynecology are few and limited to a conventional 1.3 μm center wavelength swept light source which provides high spatial resolution but limited penetration depth. Here, we present a novel endoscopic OCT system with improved penetration depth and high resolution. Methods A novel endoscopic OCT system was developed based on a 1.7 µm swept source laser, which is capable of deeper tissue penetration due to its longer wavelength. To evaluate the performance of system ...

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    11. Deep imaging in highly scattering media by combining reflection matrix measurement with Bessel-like beam based optical coherence tomography

      Deep imaging in highly scattering media by combining reflection matrix measurement with Bessel-like beam based optical coherence tomography

      Multiple scattering in biomedical tissue limits the imaging depth within a range of 1–2 mm for conventional optical imaging techniques. To extend the imaging depth into the scattering medium, a computational method based on the reflection matrix measurement has been developed to retrieve the singly back-scattered signal light from the dominant detrimental multiple-scattered background. After applying singular value decomposition on the measured matrix in the post-process, the target image underneath the turbid media is clearly recovered. To increase the depth of focus of the incident light by elongating the focal spot along the optical axis, a digital grating pattern ...

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    12. Multimodality endoscopic optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging technology for visualization of layered architecture and subsurface microvasculature

      Multimodality endoscopic optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging technology for visualization of layered architecture and subsurface microvasculature

      Endoscopic imaging technologies, such as endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared fluorescence, have been used to investigate vascular and morphological changes as hallmarks of early cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we developed a high-speed multimodality endoscopic OCT and fluorescence imaging system. Using this system, the architectural morphology and vasculature of the rectum wall were obtained simultaneously from a Sprague Dawley rat in vivo . This multimodality imaging strategy in a single imaging system permits the use of a single imaging probe, thereby improving prognosis by early detection and reducing costs.

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    13. Optical coherence tomography angiography of a pigmented Fuchs' adenoma (age-related hyperplasia of the nonpigmented ciliary body epithelium) masquerading as a ciliary body melanoma

      Optical coherence tomography angiography of a pigmented Fuchs' adenoma (age-related hyperplasia of the nonpigmented ciliary body epithelium) masquerading as a ciliary body melanoma

      Purpose To report a case of age-related hypertrophy of the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium (ARH-NPCE) clinically resembling a ciliary body melanoma and report the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings associated with this lesion. Observations A 51-year-old male was referred for evaluation of a deeply pigmented ciliary body mass with extension through the iris root. Iridocyclectomy was performed due to concern for ciliary body melanoma. Histopathologic analysis was instead consistent with ARH-NPCE, also known as Fuchs' adenoma. Prior to surgery, OCTA images revealed abnormal vasculature in the area of the lesion. Vessels in the peripheral iris approaching the lesion appeared more ...

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    14. Imaging of Iris Lesions With High-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography

      Imaging of Iris Lesions With High-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography

      n BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:To image and measure iris tumors with optical coherence tomography (OCT). n PATIENTS AND METHODS:High-speed(2,000– 4,000 axial-scan/sec and 4–16 frames/sec) 1.3-micron wavelength anterior segment OCT prototypes were used to image 6 eyes of 6 patients with a variety of iris lesions, including focal iris nevus, diffuse iris nevus, amelanotic iris nevus, iris melanocytosis, and iris melanoma. OCT images were compared with slit-lamp photography and ultrasound biomicroscopy. n RESULTS: OCT at 1.3-micron wavelength could penetrate the full thickness of the iris lesions and allow three-dimensional measurement of lesion ...

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    15. Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Characterization of Atherosclerosis with a 1.7 Micron Swept-Source Laser

      Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Characterization of Atherosclerosis with a 1.7 Micron Swept-Source Laser

      The main cause of acute coronary events, such as thrombosis, is the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. Typical intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) imaging systems that utilize a 1.3 μm swept source laser are often used for identifying fibrous cap thickness of plaques, yet cannot provide adequate depth penetration to resolve the size of the lipid pool. Here, we present a novel IVOCT system with a 1.7 μm center wavelength swept light source that can readily penetrate deeper into the tissue because of the longer wavelength and allows for better identification of plaques due to the lipid absorption spectrum ...

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    16. Methods and systems to measure corneal epithelial thickness and power, stromal thickness, subepithelial corneal power and topography for disease diagnosis

      Methods and systems to measure corneal epithelial thickness and power, stromal thickness, subepithelial corneal power and topography for disease diagnosis

      This invention discloses methods and systems for measuring corneal epithelial thickness and power, stromal thickness, subepitheila corneal power and topography. The systems and methods disclosed herein are non-invasive, non-contact and automated imaging methods which preferably makes use of Fourier-domain optical tomography. Also disclosed herein are scanning patterns and image analysis methods for utilizing and analyzing Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography images to obtain information about conical epithelial and stromal properties as well as parameters useful for evaluating the properties. The methods and systems described herein are useful as eye disease diagnostic tools and eye surgery planning tools.

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    17. Extended axial imaging range, widefield swept source optical coherence tomography angiography

      Extended axial imaging range, widefield swept source optical coherence tomography angiography

      We developed a high-speed, swept source OCT system for widefield OCT angiography (OCTA) imaging. The system has an extended axial imaging range of 6.6 mm. An electrical lens is used for fast, automatic focusing. The recently developed split-spectrum amplitude and phase-gradient angiography allow high-resolution OCTA imaging with only two B-scan repetitions. An improved post-processing algorithm effectively removed trigger jitter artifacts and reduced noise in the flow signal. We demonstrated high contrast 3 mm×3 mm OCTA image with 400×400 pixels acquired in 3 seconds and high-definition 8 mm×6 mm and 12 mm×6 mm OCTA images with ...

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    18. Distinguishing between contact lens warpage and ectasia: Usefulness of optical coherence tomography epithelial thickness mapping

      Distinguishing between contact lens warpage and ectasia: Usefulness of optical coherence tomography epithelial thickness mapping

      Purpose To distinguish between corneal ectasia and contact lens–related warpage by characteristic patterns on corneal topography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) epithelial thickness maps. Setting Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA. Design Prospective and retrospective case series. Methods Axial and mean power maps were obtained on corneal topography systems. Epithelial thickness maps were generated using RTVue OCT. A sector divider was applied to all maps. The locations of the minimum epithelial thickness, maximum epithelial thickness, maximum axial power, and maximum mean power were determined based on sector averages. Agreement was defined as the extremums occurring in the same or ...

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    19. Fully integrated optical coherence tomography, ultrasound, and indocyanine green-based fluorescence tri-modality system for intravascular imaging

      Fully integrated optical coherence tomography, ultrasound, and indocyanine green-based fluorescence tri-modality system for intravascular imaging

      We present a tri-modality imaging system and fully integrated tri-modality probe for intravascular imaging. The tri-modality imaging system is able to simultaneously acquire optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasound (US), and fluorescence imaging. Moreover, for fluorescence imaging, we used the FDA-approved indocyanine green (ICG) dye as the contrast agent to target lipid-loaded macrophages. We conducted imaging from a male New Zealand white rabbit to evaluate the performance of the tri-modality system. In addition, tri-modality images of rabbit aortas were correlated with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) histology to check the measurement accuracy. The fully integrated miniature tri-modality probe, together with the ...

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    20. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Characteristics of Iris Melanocytic Tumors

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Characteristics of Iris Melanocytic Tumors

      Purpose To evaluate tumor vasculature with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in malignant iris melanomas and benign iris lesions. Design Cross-sectional observational clinical study. Participants Patients with iris lesions and healthy volunteers. Methods Eyes were imaged using OCTA systems operating at 1050- and 840-nm wavelengths. Three-dimensional OCTA scans were acquired. Iris melanoma patients treated with radiation therapy were imaged again after I-125 plaque brachytherapy at 6 and 18 months. Main Outcome Measures OCT and OCTA images, qualitative evaluation of iris and tumor vasculature, and quantitative vessel density. Results One eye each of 8 normal volunteers and 9 patients with iris ...

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    21. Subclinical keratoconus detection by pattern analysis of corneal and epithelial thickness maps with optical coherence tomography

      Subclinical keratoconus detection by pattern analysis of corneal and epithelial thickness maps with optical coherence tomography

      Purpose To screen for subclinical keratoconus by analyzing corneal, epithelial, and stromal thickness map patterns with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). Setting Four centers in the United States. Design Cross-sectional observational study. Methods Eyes of normal subjects, subclinical keratoconus eyes, and the topographically normal eye of a unilateral keratoconus patient were studied. Corneas were scanned using a 26 000 Hz Fourier-domain OCT system (RTVue). Normal subjects were divided into training and evaluation groups. Corneal, epithelial, and stromal thickness maps and derived diagnostic indices, including pattern standard deviation (PSD) variables and pachymetric map–based keratoconus risk scores, were calculated from the ...

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    22. Imaging the anterior eye with dynamic-focus swept-source optical coherence tomography.

      Imaging the anterior eye with dynamic-focus swept-source optical coherence tomography.

      A custom-built dynamic-focus swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system with a central wavelength of 1310 nm was used to image the anterior eye from the cornea to the lens. An electrically tunable lens was utilized to dynamically control the positions of focusing planes over the imaging range of 10 mm. The B-scan images were acquired consecutively at the same position but with different focus settings. The B-scan images were then registered and averaged after filtering the out-of-focus regions using a Gaussian window. By fusing images obtained at different depth focus locations, high-resolution and high signal-strength images were obtained over the ...

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    23. Change of Retinal Nerve Layer Thickness in Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Revealed by Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Change of Retinal Nerve Layer Thickness in Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Revealed by Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose : To examine the changes of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) by serial morphometry using Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). Materials and methods : Retrospective study in patients with newly diagnosed NAION ( n =33, all unilateral) and controls ( n =75 unilateral NAION patients with full contralateral eye vision) who underwent FD-OCT of the optic disk, optic nerve head (ONH), and macula within 1 week of onset and again 1, 3, 6, and 12 months later. The patients showed no improvement in vision during follow-up. Results : Within 1 week of onset, all NAION eyes exhibited severe ONH fiber crowding and ...

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    24. Corneal Epithelial Remodeling after LASIK Measured by Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Corneal Epithelial Remodeling after LASIK Measured by Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose . To quantify corneal epithelial thickness changes after myopic LASIK by OCT. Methods. Epithelial thickness before and after myopic LASIK were measured by a Fourier-domain OCT system. Average central (within 1 mm diameter) and paracentral epithelial thickness (5~6 mm diameter) before and after LASIK were compared. Correlation between central epithelial thickness change and laser spherical equivalent setting was evaluated. An epithelial smoothing constant was estimated based on a mathematical model published previously. Results. Nineteen eyes from 11 subjects were included in the study. Eyes had myopic LASIK ranging from −1.69 D to −6.75 D spherical equivalent. The ...

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