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    1. Integrated IVUS-OCT for Real-Time Imaging of Coronary Atherosclerosis

      Integrated IVUS-OCT for Real-Time Imaging of Coronary Atherosclerosis

      Accurate assessment of atherosclerotic plaque characteristics and the subsequent tailoring of optimal therapy holds great promise for preventing acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and life-threatening sequelae 1 . Combined use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was proposed as a potential method for accurate assessment of plaque characteristics and vulnerability ( 2 , ). However, significant challenges remain in trying to adapt an integrated OCT-IVUS system for clinical applications. We report here a fully integrated intracoronary OCT-IVUS imaging technique to visualize atherosclerotic plaque in living animals and human coronary arteries from cadavers with high resolution and deep penetration capability simultaneously.

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    2. Integrated intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) - ultrasound (US) catheter for characterization of atherosclerotic plaques in vivo

      Integrated intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) - ultrasound (US) catheter for characterization of atherosclerotic plaques in vivo

      A miniature integrated intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) - ultrasound (US) catheter for real-time imaging of atherosclerotic plaques has been developed, providing high resolution and deep tissue penetration at the same time. This catheter, with an outer diameter of 1.18mm, is suitable for imaging in human coronary arteries. The first in vivo 3D imaging of atherosclerotic microstructure in a rabbit abdominal aorta obtained by an integrated OCT-US catheter is presented. In addition, in vitro imaging of cadaver coronary arteries were conducted to demonstrate the imaging capabilities of this integrated catheter to classify different atherosclerotic plaque types.

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    3. Investigating in vivo airway wall mechanics during tidal breathing with optical coherence tomography

      Investigating in vivo airway wall mechanics during tidal breathing with optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a nondestructive imaging technique offering high temporal and spatial resolution, which makes it a natural choice for assessing tissue mechanical properties. We have developed methods to mechanically analyze the compliance of the rabbit trachea in vivo using tissue deformations induced by tidal breathing, offering a unique tool to assess the behavior of the airways during their normal function. Four-hundred images were acquired during tidal breathing with a custom-built endoscopic OCT system. The surface of the tissue was extracted from a set of these images via image processing algorithms, filtered with a bandpass filter set at ...
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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    4. Novel combined miniature optical coherence tomography ultrasound probe for in vivo intravascular imaging

      Novel combined miniature optical coherence tomography ultrasound probe for in vivo intravascular imaging

      We have developed a miniature integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) ultrasound (US) probing system for intravascular imaging applications. In the OCT probe, the light coming out of a single mode fiber is focused by a gradient-index lens and then reflected by a right-angle prism from the side of the probe into the sample. It was combined with a 35 MHz PMN-PT side-viewing ultrasound transducer to obtain the ultrasound image as well. The OCT and ultrasound probes were integrated as a single probe to obtain OCT and ultrasound images simultaneously. The integrated probe has an outer diameter of 0.69 mm ...

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    5. Integrated optical coherence tomography - ultrasound system and miniaturized probes for intravascular imaging

      Integrated optical coherence tomography - ultrasound system and miniaturized probes for intravascular imaging

      We report on the development of a multimodal optical coherence tomography (OCT) - ultrasound (US) system and miniaturized OCT-US probe for intravascular imaging. Both OCT optical components and a US transducer were integrated into a single probe, enabling both OCT and US imaging at the same time. A miniaturized OCT-US probe using a single element transducer was designed with a maximum outer diameter of 0.8 mm, which is suitable for in vivo intravascular imaging. The integrated OCT-US imaging system adopted a two-channel data acquisition card to digitize both OCT and US signals. Simultaneous OCT and US data processing and image ...

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    6. Quantification of airway thickness changes in smoke-inhalation injury using in-vivo 3-D endoscopic frequency-domain optical coherence tomography

      Quantification of airway thickness changes in smoke-inhalation injury using in-vivo 3-D endoscopic frequency-domain optical coherence tomography

      Smoke inhalation injury is frequently accompanied by cyanide poisoning that may result in substantial morbidity and mortality, and methods are needed to quantitatively determine extent of airway injury. We utilized a 3-D endoscopic frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) constructed with a swept-source laser to investigate morphological airway changes following smoke and cyanide exposure in rabbits. The thickness of the mucosal area between the epithelium and cartilage in the airway was measured and quantified. 3-D endoscopic FD-OCT was able to detect significant increases in the thickness of the tracheal walls of the rabbit beginning almost immediately after smoke inhalation injuries which ...

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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    7. In vivo three-dimensional imaging of normal tissue and tumors in the rabbit pleural cavity using endoscopic swept source optical coherence tomography with thoracoscopic guidance

      The purpose of this study was to develop a dynamic tunable focal distance graded-refractive-index lens rod-based high-speed 3-D swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) endoscopic system and demonstrate real-time in vivo, high-resolution (10-µm) imaging of pleural-based malignancies in an animal model. The GRIN lens-based 3-D SS OCT system, which images at 39 fps with 512 A-lines per frame, was able to capture images of and detect abnormalities during thoracoscopy in the thoracic cavity, including the pleura, chest wall, pericardium, and the lungs. The abnormalities were confirmed by histological evaluation and compared to OCT findings. The dynamic tunable focal distance range ...
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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    8. In vivo early detection of smoke-induced airway injury using three-dimensional swept-source optical coherence tomography

      In vivo early detection of smoke-induced airway injury using three-dimensional swept-source optical coherence tomography
      We report on the feasibility of rapid, high-resolution, 3-D swept-source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) to detect early airway injury changes following smoke inhalation exposure in a rabbit model. The SSOCT system obtains 3-D helical scanning using a microelectromechanical system motor-based endoscope. Real-time 2-D data processing and image display at the speed of 20 frames/s are achieved by adopting the technique of parallel computing. Longitudinal images are reconstructed via an image processing algorithm to remove motion artifacts caused by ventilation and pulse. Quantitative analyses of tracheal airway thickness as well as thickness distribution along tracheal circumference are also performed based ...
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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    9. Use of an oxygen-carrying blood substitute to improve intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a catheter-based imaging technology with powerful resolution capable of identifying vulnerable plaques and guiding coronary intervention. However, a significant limitation of intravascular OCT imaging is its attenuation by blood. We propose that the use of an oxygen-carrying blood substitute could potentially optimize OCT image quality. Surgical isolation of the descending thoracic aorta of six rabbits is performed, followed by intravascular OCT imaging of the abdominal aorta. Perfluorodecalin (PFD) is oxygenated using a bubble-through technique with 100% oxygen. OCT imaging is performed and compared using three different flushing modalities: PFD; saline; and blood. OCT imaging of ...
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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    10. In vivo optical coherence tomography detection of differences in regional large airway smoke inhalation induced injury in a rabbit model

      Matthew Brenner, Kelly Kreuter, Johnny Ju et al. Smoke inhalation injury causes acute airway injury that may result in airway compromise with significant morbidity and mortality. We investigate the ability of high resolution endobronchial optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain real-time images for quantitatively assessing regional difference ... [J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 034001 (2008)] published Mon Jun 23, 2008.
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      Mentions: UC Irvine
    11. Detection of acute smoke-induced airway injury in a New Zealand white rabbit model using optical coherence tomography

      Matthew Brenner, Kelly Kreuter, David Mukai et al. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a micron scale high-resolution optical technology that can provide real-time in vivo images noninvasively. The ability to detect airway mucosal and submucosal injury rapidly will be valuable for a range of pulmonary applications including assessment of acute inh ... [J. Biomed. Opt. 12, 051701 (2007)] published Mon Oct 29, 2007.
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