1. Articles from Huajiang Wei

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    1. The effects of electrical pulses-mediated gold and silver nanoparticles on the optical properties of ex vivo human femoral head tissue with optical coherence tomography

      The effects of electrical pulses-mediated gold and silver nanoparticles on the optical properties of ex vivo human femoral head tissue with optical coherence tomography

      This study aims to monitor and assess the penetration and accumulation of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) or silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) (average particle size 40 nm) and the penetration of the Au NPs or Ag NPs assisted by electrical impulses (EP) in human normal femoral head (NFH) and pathological femoral head (PFH) tissues. The results show that optical coherence tomography images can easily distinguish NFH from PFH tissues. The control group show that the average attenuation coefficient of NFH tissue is 4.895 mm −1 , and the average attenuation coefficient of PFH tissue is 8.094 mm −1 . It shows ...

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    2. Monitoring skin trauma healing in mice using second-harmonic generation combined with optical coherence tomography

      Monitoring skin trauma healing in mice using second-harmonic generation combined with optical coherence tomography

      Convenient methods for rapidly evaluating wound healing could help clinicians to select effective treatment measures for patients within an appropriate time frame. In this study, we explored the use of second-harmonic generation (SHG) combined with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to monitor the healing state of wounds, including the macromorphology and optical signal characteristics of regenerated tissue. Wounds were imaged and monitored using OCT and SHG on healing days 3, 5, 7, 14, 21 and 28. The accumulation and maturation of newly formed collagen during the healing process was detected using SHG in real time. Additionally, changes in the OCT signal ...

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    3. A Correlation Study between Two Adjacent Same-Meridian Acupoints after Laser-Needle Acupuncture with Optical Coherence Tomography and Diffuse Reflectance Spectra

      A Correlation Study between Two Adjacent Same-Meridian Acupoints after Laser-Needle Acupuncture with Optical Coherence Tomography and Diffuse Reflectance Spectra

      This study is to investigate the correlations among Sanjian (LI3), Hegu (LI4), and Yangxi (LI5) acupoints and their corresponding nonacupoints on the Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand before and after laser irradiation using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and diffuse reflectance spectra. The experiment was conducted on 10 healthy people. A 658 nm laser with 50 mW output power was used for irradiating LI4, LI5 acupoints and their corresponding nonacupoints. As to LI4 acupoint with laser irradiation for duration of 15 or 45 minutes, the OCT backscattered light intensities of LI4 and LI5 acupoints increased significantly, and the reflectance intensities ...

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    4. Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles coupled with diode laser on optical properties of in vitro normal and cancerous human lung tissues studied with optical coherence tomography and diffuse reflectance spectra

      Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles coupled with diode laser on optical properties of in vitro normal and cancerous human lung tissues studied with optical coherence tomography and diffuse reflectance spectra

      The objective is to investigate the effects of two different sized (60 and 100 nm) titanium dioxide ( TiO 2 ) nanoparticles (NPs) penetration and accumulation in in vitro human normal lung (NL) tissue, lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) tissue, and 650-nm diode laser-pretreated tissue on their optical properties studied with optical coherence tomography monitoring and diffuse reflectance (DR) spectra measurement. As with TiO 2 NPs penetrating into the tissues, the intensities of DR of the samples increase, and then the enhancements of DR and the attenuation coefficients of the tissues were quantitatively calculated. The results suggest that 650-nm diode laser pretreatment ...

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    5. Influence of nanoparticles accumulation on optical properties of human normal and cancerous liver tissue in vitro estimated by OCT

      Influence of nanoparticles accumulation on optical properties of human normal and cancerous liver tissue in vitro estimated by OCT

      In this work, the potential use of nanoparticles as contrast agents by using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in liver tissue was demonstrated. Gold nanoparticles (average size of 25 and 70 nm), were studied in human normal and cancerous liver tissues in vitro , respectively. Each sample was monitored with SD-OCT functional imaging for 240 min. Continuous OCT monitoring showed that, after application of gold nanoparticles, the OCT signal intensities of normal liver and cancerous liver tissue both increase with time, and the larger nanoparticles tend to produce a greater signal enhancement in the same type of tissue. The results ...

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    6. Monitoring of permeability of different analytes in human normal and cancerous bladder tissues invitro using optical coherence tomography

      Monitoring of permeability of different analytes in human normal and cancerous bladder tissues invitro using optical coherence tomography

      We report our preliminary results on quantification of glucose and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) diffusion in normal and cancerous human bladder tissues in vitro by using a spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The permeability coefficients (PCs) of a 30% aqueous solution of glucose are found to be (7.92 ± 0.81) × 10 -6 cm s -1 and (1.19 ± 0.13) × 10 -5 cm s -1 in normal and cancerous bladder tissues, respectively. The PCs of 50% DMSO are calculated to be (8.99 ± 0.93) × 10 -6 cm s -1 and (1.43 ± 0.17) × 10 -5 cm s ...

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    7. Assessment of laser-induced acceleration effects in optical clearing of in vivo human skin by optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of laser-induced acceleration effects in optical clearing of in vivo human skin by optical coherence tomography

      Laser irradiation is considered to be a promising innovative technology which has been developed in an attempt to increase transdermal drug delivery. In this study, a near-infrared CW diode laser (785 nm) was applied to increase permeability of glycerol solutions in human skin in vivo and improve the optical clearing efficacy. Results show that for both 15%v/v and 30%v/v glycerol, the permeability coefficient increased significantly if the detected area of the skin tissue was treated with laser irradiation before optical clearing agents (OCAs) were applied. This study based on optical coherence tomography imaging technique and optical ...

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    8. In vitro assessment of effects of hyperglycemia on the optical properties of blood during coagulation using optical coherence tomography

      In vitro assessment of effects of hyperglycemia on the optical properties of blood during coagulation using optical coherence tomography

      No published reports have demonstrated the capability of the optical coherence tomography technique for quantifying the optical coherence tomography signal slope, 1/e light penetration depth, and attenuation coefficient of hyperglycemic blood by an in vitro assessment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of hyperglycemia on optical properties during in vitro blood coagulation by optical coherence tomography. Normal whole blood acted as the control group. After 1-h coagulation, the average optical coherence tomography signal slope decreased approximately 23.3 and 16.7 %, and the 1/e light penetration depths increased approximately 21.5 and 19.2 ...

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    9. Continuous noninvasive monitoring of changes in human skin optical properties during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography

      Continuous noninvasive monitoring of changes in human skin optical properties during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography

      The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of blood glucose concentration (BGC) on in vivo human skin optical properties after oral intake of different sugars. In vivo optical properties of human skin were measured with a spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Experimental results show that increase of BGC causes a decrease in the skin attenuation coefficient. And the maximum decrements in mean attenuation coefficient of skin tissue after drinking glucose, sucrose and fructose solution are 47.0%, 36.4% and 16.5% compared with that after drinking water, respectively (p < 0.05). The results also show ...

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    10. Evaluation of ultrasound and glucose synergy effect on the optical clearing and light penetration for human colon tissue using SD-OCT

      Evaluation of ultrasound and glucose synergy effect on the optical clearing and light penetration for human colon tissue using SD-OCT

      Topical application optical clearing agents (OCAs) can effectively enhance the tissue optical clearing on the human colon tissue, which has been demonstrated in our previous studies. Nevertheless, the strong light scattering still limits the diffusion rate of OCAs and penetration depth of light into the tissue. In this study, in order to further increase the diffusion of the OCA of glucose into tissue, we employ a method to improve the glucose permeability and light penetration with ultrasound (sonophoretic delivery, SP) and glucose (G) synergy on human normal and cancerous colon tissues in vitro, which was measured and quantified with spectral-domain ...

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    11. Investigation of the permeability and optical clearing ability of different analytes in human normal and cancerous breast tissues by spectral domain OCT

      Investigation of the permeability and optical clearing ability of different analytes in human normal and cancerous breast tissues by spectral domain OCT

      The potential of OCT applied for early breast cancer detection attracted significant efforts. The permeability coefficients and the percentages of OCT signal enhancement for normal and cancerous breast tissues have been investigated from the experiments of 20% glucose, 40% glucose, and 20% mannitol in vitro. Obtained results indicate that the permeability coefficient in breast cancer tissue is prominently larger than that in normal breast tissue, while the optical clearing effect is just the reverse to that for each agent. The results suggest that OCT has the ability to distinguish cancer tissue from different aspect.

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    12. Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography in human subjects

      Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography in human subjects

      The potential of OCT applied to noninvasive blood glucose monitoring has attracted significant efforts. In this work we investigated the feasibility of OCT in monitoring blood glucose during oral intake of different sugars in humans. Five groups of experiments were performed, in which different sugars were used. The OCT signal slope (OCTSS) changed with variation of blood glucose concentration (BGC). A good correlation between OCTSS and BGC was observed in these experiments. The averaged correlation coefficients R between OCTSS and BGC are 0.900, 0.836, 0.895 and 0.884, corresponding to oral administration of glucose, fructose, sucrose and ...

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    13. Assessment of the effects of ultrasound-mediated glucose on permeability of normal, benign, and cancerous human lung tissues with the Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of the effects of ultrasound-mediated glucose on permeability of normal, benign, and cancerous human lung tissues with the Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of ultrasound-mediated analyte diffusion on permeability of normal, benign, and cancerous human lung tissue in vitro and to find more effective sonophoretic (SP) delivery in combination with the optical clearing agents (OCAs) method to distinguish normal and diseased lung tissues. The permeability coefficients of SP in combination with OCAs diffusion in lung tissue were measured with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). 30% glucose and SP with a frequency of 1 MHz and an intensity of 0.80     W / cm 2 over a 3 cm probe was simultaneously applied for 15 ...

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    14. Ex vivo determination of glucose permeability and optical attenuation coefficient in normal and adenomatous human colon tissues using spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Ex vivo determination of glucose permeability and optical attenuation coefficient in normal and adenomatous human colon tissues using spectral domain optical coherence tomography
      Recent reports have suggested that spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is a useful tool for quantifying the permeability of hyperosmotic agents in various tissues. We report our preliminary results on quantification of glucose diffusion and assessment of the optical attenuation change due to the diffusion of glucose in normal and adenomatous human colon tissues in vitro by using a SD-OCT and then calculated the permeability coefficients (PC) and optical attenuation coefficients (AC). The PC of a 30% aqueous solution of glucose was 3.37 ± 0.23 × 10 − 6     cm / s in normal tissue and 5.65 ± 0.16 × 10 ...
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    15. Synergistic effect of hyperosmotic agents and sonophoresis on breast tissue optical properties and permeability studied with spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Synergistic effect of hyperosmotic agents and sonophoresis on breast tissue optical properties and permeability studied with spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Hyperosmotic agents have shown great potential in tissue optical clearing. However, the low efficiency of the permeation in biological tissues seriously restricts its application in reality. The synergy of sonophoresis as a penetration enhancer and hyperosmotic agents, 20% glucose (G) and 20% mannitol (M), in optical clearing has been investigated by analyzing the variation of the attenuation coefficients and the permeability coefficients. In the sonophoresis experiments, ultrasound (US) was applied for 10 min before applying hyperosmotic agents. Along with the administration of hyperosmotic agents, the samples were monitored with optical coherence tomography (OCT) functional imaging for the next 2 h ...

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    16. Effects of optical clearing agents on noninvasive blood glucose monitoring with optical coherence tomography: a pilot study

      Effects of optical clearing agents on noninvasive blood glucose monitoring with optical coherence tomography: a pilot study

      Recently, the capability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been demonstrated for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring. In this work, we investigate the administration of chemical agents onto human skin tissue to increase the transparency of the surface of the skin, as a means of improving the capability of OCT imaging for clinically relevant applications. Eight groups of experiments were proposed, in which different optical clearing agents (OCA) were used. The results indicate that, when properly used, some OCAs perform well in promoting the capability of OCT for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring. Among the four kinds of OCA we used, 50 ...

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    17. Quantification of Glucose Diffusion in Human Lung Tissues by Using Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Quantification of Glucose Diffusion in Human Lung Tissues by Using Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      In this study, we report permeability coefficients of 30% glucose diffusion by the optical coherence tomography signal slope (OCTSS) method in four kind of human lung tissue in vitro: normal lung tissue, benign granulomatosis lung tissue, squamous cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma tumor. To quantify the permeability coefficient of the agent, the monitored region was the 80 um thickness at a tissue depth of approximately 230 um from the surface. The permeability coefficients of 30% glucose from 10 independent experiments were averaged and found to be (1.35 ± 0.13)×10 −5 cm/s from the normal lung tissue, (1.78 ...

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    18. Depth-resolved monitoring of diffusion of hyperosmotic agents in normal and malignant human esophagus tissues using optical coherence tomography in-vitro

      Depth-resolved monitoring of diffusion of hyperosmotic agents in normal and malignant human esophagus tissues using optical coherence tomography in-vitro

      Depth-resolved monitoring with differentiation and quantification of glucose diffusion in healthy and abnormal esophagus tissues has been studied in vitro. Experiments have been performed using human normal esophagus and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tissues by the optical coherence tomography (OCT). The images have been continuously acquired for 120 min in the experiments, and the depth-resolved and average permeability coefficients of the 40 % glucose solution have been calculated by the OCT amplitude (OCTA) method. We demonstrate the capability of the OCT technique for depth-resolved monitoring, differentiation, and quantifying of glucose diffusion in normal esophagus and ESCC tissues. It is found ...

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    19. In Vivo Comparison of the Optical Clearing Efficacy of Optical Clearing Agents in Human Skin by Quantifying Permeability Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      In Vivo Comparison of the Optical Clearing Efficacy of Optical Clearing Agents in Human Skin by Quantifying Permeability Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      The objective of the present work is to quantify and compare the optical clearing efficacy of glucose, propylene glycol, glycerol solutions through the human skin tissue in vivo by calculating permeability coefficient of three solutions. Currently, the permeability coefficient of agent in tissues was extracted from OCT amplitude data mainly through the OCT signal slope (OCTSS) and the OCT amplitude (OCTA) methods. In this study, we report the OCT attenuation coefficient (OCTAC) method which is relatively novel and rarely reported methodology to measure the permeability coefficient during the optical skin clearing procedure. The permeability coefficients for 40% propylene glycol, glucose ...

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    20. In vitro study of ultrasound and different-concentration glycerolinduced changes in human skin optical attenuation assessed with optical coherence tomography

      In vitro study of ultrasound and different-concentration glycerolinduced changes in human skin optical attenuation assessed with optical coherence tomography

      Previous studies have demonstrated the ultrasound-induced skin optical clearing enhancement with topical application of 60% glycerol (G) on in vitro porcine skin and in vivo human skin. Our purpose was to find the relation between the effect of optical skin clearing and different concentrations of glycerol and to find more effective ultrasound-glycerol combinations on optical skin clearing. The enhancement effect of ultrasound [Sonophoresis (SP) delivery] in combination with 40% G, 60% G, and 80% G on in vitro human skin optical clearing was investigated. Light imaging depths of skin were measured using optical coherence tomography. Different concentrations of glycerol and ...

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    21. Synergistic Effect of Ultrasound and Thiazone–PEG 400 on Human Skin Optical Clearing In Vivo

      Synergistic Effect of Ultrasound and Thiazone–PEG 400 on Human Skin Optical Clearing In Vivo

      In this paper, we propose a new physical method in combination with mixed solution of thiazone and polyethylene glycol 400 (thiazone PEG 400 solution) penetration into tissue to assess the skin optical clearing. Four treatments were performed: (1) control group (C); (2) polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG400); (3) 0.25% thiazone (0.25%T); (4) 0.25% thiazone and 5-min ultrasound (0.25%T/SP). The diffuse reflectance spectra and imaging depth of human skin in vivo at different times were measured by spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The optical clearing efficacy of skin was qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed. The ...

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