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    1. Share your OCT Thesis on OCT News

      Share your OCT Thesis on OCT News

      OCT News is seeking links to bachelors, masters, and PhD theses in the area of "Optical Coherence Tomography". Traditionally student theses contain a great wealth of information but are rarely accessible to the OCT community. If you or someone you know wrote an OCT thesis and would like to share it with the community please submit a link or PDF using the "Contact OCT News" tab in the main menu bar or the feedback link in the footer and we will include it here: Student Theses. Thesis will only be included if the link is free of charge to users.

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    2. Case Western Reserve University Receives 2012 NIH Grant for Staging of Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Case Western Reserve University Receives 2012 NIH Grant for Staging of Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Case Western Reserve University Received a 2012 NIH Grant for $304,012 for Staging of Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer with Optical Coherence Tomography. The principal investigator is Andrew Rollins. The program started in 2012 and ends in 2014. Below is a summary of the work. D iagnosis and treatment of upper-tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUC) remain very challenging for urologists. Standard management for many years has been radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). However, RNU is a significant over-treatment for low-risk tumors, which have low rate of progression. Endoscopic management of these low-risk cases bears obvious advantages over RNU, including lower co-morbidity and lower ...

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    3. BioTex Incorporated Win SBIR Phase II NIH Grant for 3D Tracking For OCT Image Fusion in Gynecological Diagnosis

      BioTex Incorporated Win SBIR Phase II NIH Grant for 3D Tracking For OCT Image Fusion in Gynecological Diagnosis

      BioTex Incorporated received a 2012 NIH Grant for $606,172 to develop 3D Tracking For OCT Image Fusion in Gynecological Diagnosis. The principal investigator is Roger McNichols and the grant started in 2009 and ends in 2014. Below is a summary of the work. The goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to continue development of an exciting platform based on integration of optical coherence tomography acquisition with real-time 3D spatial localization. In Phase I, in the context of gynecological diagnostic imaging, we demonstrated hardware and software for prototype image fusion between colposcopic/intravaginal imaging and OCT images of ...

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    4. University of Rochester Receives NIH Grant for Adaptive Optics Instrumentation for Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging

      University of Rochester Receives NIH Grant for Adaptive Optics Instrumentation for Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging

      The University of Rochester Received a 2012 NIH Grant for $906,728 for Adaptive Optics Instrumentation for Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging. The program started in 2003 and ends in 2013. David Williams is the Principle Investigator.

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    5. UCSF Receives NIH Grant for Optical Assessment of Caries Lesions Structure and Activity

      UCSF Receives NIH Grant for Optical Assessment of Caries Lesions Structure and Activity

      The University of California at San Francisco Received a 2012 NIH Grant for $39,413 for Optical Assessment of Caries Lesions Structure and Activity. The program started in 2012 and ends in 2016. Robert Lee is the Principal Investigator. Below is a summary of the work. The overall objective of this proposed research is to develop near-infrared (NIR) imaging methods for the detection and diagnosis of early dental caries (dental decay). New, more sophisticated diagnostic tools are needed for the detection and characterization of caries lesions in the early stages of development. If carious lesions are detected early enough, before ...

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    6. University of Maryland College Park Receives NIH Grant for In Vivo Optical Imaging of Kidney Structure and Function

      University of Maryland College Park Receives NIH Grant for In Vivo Optical Imaging of Kidney Structure and Function

      The University of Maryland College Park Received a 2012 NIH Grant for $114,187 for In Vivo Optical Imaging of Kidney Structure and Function. The program started in 2011 and ends in 2013. Yu Chen is the Principal Investigator. Below is a summary of the work. The overall goal of this proposal is to investigate the clinical feasibility of a new minimally-invasive multi-modal optical imaging technology for the diagnosis of kidney diseases in vivo and in real time. Multi-modal optical imaging combining high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high-sensitivity fluorescence imaging enables comprehensive assessment of kidney structural and functional parameters ...

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    7. LLTECH & partners receive a €3.099M European Union CORDIS Award for Non-Invasive Optical Biopsy for Cancer Assessment using ultra high resolution FF-OCT

      LLTECH & partners receive a €3.099M European Union CORDIS Award for Non-Invasive Optical Biopsy for Cancer Assessment using ultra high resolution FF-OCT

      The European Union recently made a CORDIS Award for €3,099,481 for Non-Invasive Optical Biopsy for Cancer Assessment using ultra high resolution Full-Field Optical Coherence Tomography. The principal investigator is Fabrice Harms from LLTech. The program starts in 2012 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. For more information see this link. Along the cancer care workflow, existing preoperative and intraoperative procedures such as the identification of small tumourous areas or the precise resection of tumours show significant fail rates, due to the inability of current imaging techniques to perform a reliable in situ ...

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    8. UCLA Win NIH Grant for Detection of Glaucoma Progression With Macular OCT

      UCLA Win NIH Grant for Detection of Glaucoma Progression With Macular OCT

      UCLA received a 2012 NIH Grant for $229,139 for Detection of Glaucoma Progression With Macular OCT Imaging. The program started in 2012 and ends in 2017. Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi is the Principal Investigator. Below is a summary of the work. This application is a formal request for a career development award (K23) for an academic glaucoma specialist with a serious interest in the role of imaging in glaucoma using optical coherence tomography (OCT). This will allow the candidate to establish a clinical research program with the main goal of improving detection of glaucoma progression through macular imaging with spectral-domain OCT ...

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    9. Brigham & Women's Hospital Received NIH Grant For Coronary Plaque Characterization Utilizing Quantum Optics Approaches with OCT

      Brigham & Women's Hospital Received NIH Grant For Coronary Plaque Characterization Utilizing Quantum Optics Approaches with OCT

      Brigham & Women's Hospital Received a 2012 NIH Grant for $200k to develop technology For Coronary Plaque Characterization Utilizing Quantum Optics Approaches with OCT. The grant is part of a multi-year study that started in 2012 and ends in 2014. The principal investigator is Mark Brezinski. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Myocardial infarctions (MI), the leading cause of mortality in industrialized countries, almost exclusively result from the rupture of small, thin walled, lipid filled plaques. When these plaques rupture, they release thrombogenic material into the blood, which leads to clot formation and subsequent vessel occlusion. Until the ...

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    10. Washington University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Smart Laser Treatment of Port-Wine Stain in Children

      Washington University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Smart Laser Treatment of Port-Wine Stain in Children

      Washington University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $84,965 for Smart Laser Treatment of Port-Wine Stain in Children. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2012 and ends in 2014. The principle investigator is Bin Rao. A brief description of the project is given below. Due to the lack of port-wine stain (PWS) lesion information, there is a fundamental gap in achieving the optimum therapeutic outcome of laser treatment of PWS in children. The existence of this gap for the past 30 years represents a long-standing clinical problem, and urgently demands a smart PWS laser treatment system ...

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    11. University of Miami Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Advanced Imaging For Glaucoma Study Optic Disc Reading Center

      University of Miami Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Advanced Imaging For Glaucoma Study Optic Disc Reading Center

      University of Miami Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $229,500 for Advanced Imaging For Glaucoma Study Optic Disc Reading Center. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2012 and ends in 2014. The principle investigator is Richard Parrish. A brief description of the project is given below. The Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma Study (AIGS), a prospective longitudinal multicenter observational study was designed to test the ability of advanced imaging technologies: scanning laser polarimetry (SLP), scanning laser tomography (SLT), time domain optical coherence tomography (TD-OCT), Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT), and Doppler Fourier domain optical coherence tomography ...

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    12. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Development of a Method for In Situ Nanorehology of Human Airway Mucus

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Development of a Method for In Situ Nanorehology of Human Airway Mucus

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $223,507 Development of a Method for In Situ Nanorehology of Human Airway Mucus. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2012 and ends in 2014. The principle investigator is Amy Oldenburg. A brief description of the project is given below. We propose to develop a novel nanorheology platform to simultaneously map mucus viscoelasticity and mucus flow in situ. Increase in airway mucus complex viscoelastic shear modulus (G*) hinders mucus clearance and is associated with respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic ...

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    13. Oregon Health and Science University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Studying In Vivo Organ of Corti Mechanoelectric Physiology

      Oregon Health and Science University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Studying In Vivo Organ of Corti Mechanoelectric Physiology

      Oregon Health and Science University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $387,607 for Studying In Vivo Organ of Corti Mechanoelectric Physiology. The program is a multi-year program and started in 1979 and ends in 2016. The principle investigator is Alfred Nuttall. A brief description of the project is given below. A goal of the cochlear physiology laboratory is to understand how the components of the organ of Corti enhance the sound induced vibration of the basilar membrane, a process known as cochlear amplification (CA). Two questions of broad interest are to be studied; how do the outer hair cells ...

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    14. Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Developing and OCT-Guided Free-Hand Semi-Automated Microsurgical Tool for Enhanced Retinal Surgery

      Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for  Developing and OCT-Guided Free-Hand Semi-Automated Microsurgical Tool for Enhanced Retinal Surgery

      Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $361,419 for Developing and OCT-Guided Free-Hand Semi-Automated Microsurgical Tool for Enhanced Retinal Surgery. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2011 and ends in 2016. The principle investigator is Jin Kang. A brief description of the project is given below. Contemporary retinal microsurgery is performed by skilled surgeons through operating microscopes, utilizing free hand techniques and manually operated precision micro-instruments. We have assembled an interdisciplinary team including a clinician scientist and vitreoretinal surgeon, an optical device scientist and a systems integrator to translate existing and developing technology in ...

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    15. Columbia University receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Developing Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity.

      Columbia University receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Developing Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity.

      Columbia University receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $579,811 for Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity. The program is a multi-year program and started in 1991and ends in 2016. The principle investigator is Donald Hood. A brief description of the project is given below. Our long-term objective has been to develop a set of noninvasive techniques for studying the human retina. By applying novel techniques and current theories of phototransduction to the full-field electroretinogram (ERG), we have successfully developed widely-used noninvasive techniques for studying the global activity of the rod and cone receptors, as well as the ...

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    16. University of California Irvine receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Linking Biological, Optical, and Mechanical Properties in the Airway Mucosa

      University of California Irvine receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Linking Biological, Optical, and Mechanical Properties in the Airway Mucosa

      University of California Irvine receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $443,776 for Linking Biological, Optical, and Mechanical Properties in the Airway Mucosa. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2001 and ends in 2013. The principle investigator is Steven George. A brief description of the project is given below. Airway epithelial injury occurs following inhalation of toxic agents, infection, intubation, and in a chronic repetitive disease such as asthma which impacts approximately 10% of the population in the United States. The wound repair response of the epithelium can induce changes in the structure and mechanical properties of ...

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    17. Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Optical Biopsy Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives a 2012 NIH Grant  for Optical Biopsy Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $267,053 for Optical Biopsy Using Optical Coherence Tomography. The program is a multi-year program and started in 1997 and ends in 2013. The principle investigator is James Fujimoto. A brief description of the project is given below. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an emerging imaging technology which performs high resolution, cross-sectional and three-dimensional (3D) imaging of tissue morphology in situ and in real time. Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) combines OCT with confocal microscopy to achieve cellular level resolution with an extended imaging depth. The hypothesis is that OCT and ...

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    18. University of California San Francisco receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Clinical Assessment of Tooth Demineralization & Remineralization with PS-OCT

      University of California San Francisco receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Clinical Assessment of Tooth Demineralization & Remineralization with PS-OCT

      University of California San Francisco receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $333,825 for Clinical Assessment of Tooth Demineralization & Remineralization with PS-OCT. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2006 and ends in 2015. The principle investigator is Daniel Fried. A brief description of the project is given below. The overall objective of this proposed research is to develop polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) as a non-invasive optical device for the accurate and early clinical assessment of tooth demineralization and remineralization. The central hypothesis underlying this proposal is that the depth-resolved changes in the magnitude of light ...

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    19. Emanuel Hospital and Health Center receives a 2012 NIH Grant For Imaging Retinal Astrocytes, Ganglion Cells and Axonal Transport In Vivo

      Emanuel Hospital and Health Center receives a 2012 NIH Grant For Imaging Retinal Astrocytes, Ganglion Cells and Axonal Transport In Vivo

      Emanuel Hospital and Health Center receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $191,250 for Imaging Retinal Astrocytes, Ganglion Cells and Axonal Transport In Vivo. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2012 and ends in 2013. The principle investigator is Brad Fourtune. A brief description of the project is given below. Astrocytes are a major class of glia in the vertebrate retina. They are located primarily within the innermost retinal layers; their processes surround retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons and axon bundles as well as all blood vessels. Because of this anatomical relationship, and a variety of physiological ...

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    20. Bioptigen receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Developing an an Aspheric SD-OCT Imaging System for Dry Eye and Cornea Diagnostics

      Bioptigen receives a 2012 NIH Grant for Developing an an Aspheric SD-OCT Imaging System for Dry Eye and Cornea Diagnostics

      Bioptigen receives a 2012 NIH Grant for $288,530 for Developing an Aspheric SD-OCT Imaging System for Dry Eye and Cornea Diagnostics. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2012 and ends in 2013. The principle investigator is Eric Buckland. A brief description of the project is given below. Dry Eye disease is an affliction that impacts as many much as 20% of the U.S. population over age 50, and is even more prevalent in the Asia Pacific. Dry eye therapies are currently a $1.7B market, growing at 10% annually. Treatment is primary palliative, involving warm ...

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    21. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received NIH Grant for Developing an Intraoperative Label-Free Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins

      University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received NIH Grant for Developing an Intraoperative Label-Free Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins

      University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received a 2012 NIH Grant for $320,089 for Developing an Intraoperative Label-Free Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2012 and ends in 2017. The principle investigator is Stephen Boppart. A brief description of the project is given below. Margin status during the surgical treatment of solid tumors is the most critical factor in determining local recurrence rates. For breast cancer, breast conserving surgeries or lumpectomies are routinely performed. Currently, the surgeon is unable to visualize the microscopic structure at the margin, and conventionally relies on ...

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    22. University of Arizona receives NIH Grant for Developing a Dual Modality System for Imaging Colon Cancer in Mice

      University of Arizona receives NIH Grant for Developing a Dual Modality System for Imaging Colon Cancer in Mice

      University of Arizona received a 2012 NIH Grant for $320,089 for Developing a Dual Modality System for Imaging Colon Cancer in Mice. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2004 and ends in 2014. The principle investigator is Jennifer Barton. A brief description of the project is given below. Mouse models of colon cancer are a critical experimental tool for determining the role of specific genes in carcinogenesis, studying tumor initiation and progression, and testing potential chemopreventive and therapeutic compounds. Typically, mouse study outcomes are determined by sacrifice and colon tissue harvesting for procedures such as tumor ...

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    23. University of Wisconsin Wins NIH Grant for Assessing Photoreceptor Structure and Function in Normal and Diseased Retina

      University of Wisconsin Wins NIH Grant for Assessing Photoreceptor Structure and Function in Normal and Diseased Retina

      University of Wisconsin received a 2012 NIH Grant for $359,964 for Assessing Photoreceptor Structure and Function in Normal and Diseased Retina. The program is a multi-year program and started in 2008 and ends in 2013. The principle investigator is Joseph Carroll. A brief description of the project is given below. This proposal addresses 2 of the program objectives of the NEI Retinal Diseases Panel: - "Explore the topographical and regional differences of the retina and the relationship of this topography to disease progression". - "Continue to develop and apply noninvasive technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), ocular coherence tomography ...

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    24. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wins NIH Grant for Developing Technology for Primary Care Imaging

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wins NIH Grant for Developing Technology for Primary Care Imaging

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received a 2012 NIH Grant for $943,269 for Developing Partnership for Primary Care Imaging. The program is part of a multiyear study that started in 2011 and ends in 2016. The principal investigator is Stephen Boppart. Below is a summary of the proposed work.  Primary Care Medicine, including Family Practice and Pediatrics, has traditionally relied on physical exam skills and simplistic instruments for critical diagnostic decision making, monitoring, and referral to medical specialists. The otoscope and ophthalmoscope are two historical and ubiquitous instruments that largely only illuminate and magnify tissue surfaces in the ear ...

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