1. Articles from Renelle Myers

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    1. Feasibility of combined optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging for visualization of needle biopsy placement

      Feasibility of combined optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging for visualization of needle biopsy placement

      Significance: Diagnosis of suspicious lung nodules requires precise collection of relevant biopsies for histopathological analysis. Using optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging (OCT-AFI) to improve diagnostic yield in parts of the lung inaccessible to larger imaging methods may allow for reducing complications related to the alternative of computed tomography-guided biopsy. Aim: Feasibility of OCT-AFI combined with a commercially available lung biopsy needle was demonstrated for visualization of needle puncture sites in airways with diameters as small as 1.9 mm. Approach: A miniaturized OCT-AFI imaging stylet was developed to be inserted through an 18G biopsy needle. We present design considerations ...

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    2. Early Cancer Detection (Book Chapter)

      Early Cancer Detection (Book Chapter)

      Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide as the majority of patient shave advanced disease at diagnosis.  Detection and early treatment of pre-invasive and minimally invasive lung cancer can significantly improve the current 5-year survival of <18%,  Endoscopic optical imaging (such as autoflourescence imaging), NBI, and OCT provide sensitive means to rapidly scan the central airways , in order to detect early lung cancer for biopsy confirmation and delineation of the extent of the tumor spread to guide treatment.

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