1. Articles from Shuliang Jiao

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    1. Optical coherence tomography-guided dynamic focusing for combined optical and mechanical scanning multimodal photoacoustic microscopy

      Optical coherence tomography-guided dynamic focusing for combined optical and mechanical scanning multimodal photoacoustic microscopy

      To achieve fast imaging and large field of view (FOV), we improved our multimodal imaging system, which integrated optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and confocal fluorescence microscopy in one platform, by combining optical scanning with mechanical scanning. To ensure good focusing of the objective lens over all the imaged area, we employed OCT-guided dynamic focusing. Different from our previous point-by-point dynamic focusing, we employed an area-by-area focusing adjustment strategy, in which each fast optical scanning area has a fixed focusing depth. We have demonstrated the performance of the system by imaging biological samples ex vivo (plant leaf ...

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    2. Visible-light optical coherence tomography-based multimodal system for quantitative fundus autofluorescence imaging

      Visible-light optical coherence tomography-based multimodal system for quantitative fundus autofluorescence imaging

      Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging is commonly used in ophthalmic clinics for diagnosis and monitoring of retinal diseases. Lipofuscin in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), with A2E as its most abundant component and a visual cycle by-product, is the major fluorophore of FAF. Lipofuscin accumulates with age and is implicated in degenerative retinal diseases. The amount of lipofuscin in RPE can be assessed by quantitative measurement of FAF. However, the currently available FAF imaging technologies are not capable of quantifying the absolute intensity of FAF, which is essential for comparing images from different individuals, and from the same individual over time ...

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    3. Quantitative retinal autofluorescence mapping with multimodal imaging technology

      Quantitative retinal autofluorescence mapping with multimodal imaging technology

      Imaging systems and methods of using the same are provided for monitoring the quantity of fluorescent pigment, for example lipofuscin, in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer of a retina in vivo. Various imaging modalities can be integrated into a single system and excited by a single broadband light source for the monitoring of the fluorescent pigment. The influence of varying optical properties found in the optical path of the pigment's auto-fluorescence between the RPE and an image receiver can be corrected.

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    4. A multimodal imaging platform with integrated simultaneous photoacoustic microscopy, optical coherence tomography, optical Doppler tomography and fluorescence microscopy

      A multimodal imaging platform with integrated simultaneous photoacoustic microscopy, optical coherence tomography, optical Doppler tomography and fluorescence microscopy

      Various optical imaging modalities with different optical contrast mechanisms have been developed over the past years. Although most of these imaging techniques are being used in many biomedical applications and researches, integration of these techniques will allow researchers to reach the full potential of these technologies. Nevertheless, combining different imaging techniques is always challenging due to the difference in optical and hardware requirements for different imaging systems. Here, we developed a multimodal optical imaging system with the capability of providing comprehensive structural, functional and molecular information of living tissue in micrometer scale. This imaging system integrates photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), optical ...

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    5. Visible-light optical coherence tomography-based multimodal retinal imaging for improvement of fluorescent intensity quantification

      Visible-light optical coherence tomography-based multimodal retinal imaging for improvement of fluorescent intensity quantification

      We developed a spectral-domain visible-light optical coherence tomography (VIS-OCT) based multimodal imaging technique which can accomplish simultaneous OCT and fluorescence imaging with a single broadband light source. Phantom experiments showed that by using the simultaneously acquired OCT images as a reference, the effect of light attenuation on the intensity of the fluorescent images by materials in front of the fluorescent target can be compensated. This capability of the multimodal imaging technique is of high importance for achieving quantification of the true intensities of autofluorescence (AF) imaging of the retina. We applied the technique in retinal imaging including AF imaging of ...

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    6. Optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy (OC-PAM) with an intensity-modulated continuous-wave broadband light source

      Optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy (OC-PAM) with an intensity-modulated continuous-wave broadband light source

      We developed an optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy system using an intensity-modulated continuous-wave superluminescent diode with a center wavelength of 840 nm. The system can accomplish optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) simultaneously. Compared to the system with a pulsed light source, this system is able to achieve OCT imaging with quality as high as conventional spectral-domain OCT. Since both of the OCT and PAM images are generated from the same group of photons, they are intrinsically registered in the lateral directions. The system was tested for multimodal imaging the vasculature of mouse ear in vivo by using gold ...

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    7. Measuring retinal blood flow in rats using Doppler optical coherence tomography without knowing eyeball axial length

      Measuring retinal blood flow in rats using Doppler optical coherence tomography without knowing eyeball axial length

      Purpose: Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) is widely used for measuring retinal blood flow. Existing Doppler OCT methods require the eyeball axial length, in which empirical values are usually used. However, variations in the axial length can create a bias unaccounted for in the retinal blood flow measurement. The authors plan to develop a Doppler OCT method that can measure the total retinal blood flow rate without requiring the eyeball axial length. Methods: The authors measured the retinal blood flow rate using a dual-ring scanning protocol. The small and large scanning rings entered the eye at different incident angles (small ...

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    8. Dual band dual focus optical coherence tomography for imaging the whole eye segment

      Dual band dual focus optical coherence tomography for imaging the whole eye segment

      We developed an improved dual band dual focus spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) for in vivo 2D/3D imaging of the whole eye segment, including the whole anterior segment and retina. The system featured two OCT channels with two different bands centered at 840 nm and 1050 nm, which were designed to image the retina and the anterior segments of the eye, respectively. By combing the two probe light beams for co-axial scanning and separating them for focusing at different segments of the eye with a combination of three dichroic mirrors, we not only minimized the loss of the ...

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    9. Feature Of The Week 4/20/2015: Optical Coherence Photoacoustic Microscopy for In Vivo Multimodal Retinal Imaging

      Feature Of The Week 4/20/2015: Optical Coherence Photoacoustic Microscopy for In Vivo Multimodal Retinal Imaging

      We developed an optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy (OC-PAM) system, which can accomplish optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) simultaneously by using a single pulsed broadband light source. With a center wavelength of 800 nm and a bandwidth of 30 nm, the system is suitable for imaging the retina. Generated from the same group of photons, the OCT and PAM images are intrinsically registered in the lateral directions. To test the capabilities of the system on multimodal ophthalmic imaging, we imaged the retina of pigmented rats. The OCT images showed the retinal structures with quality similar to conventional OCT ...

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    10. Optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy for in vivo multimodal retinal imaging

      Optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy for in vivo multimodal retinal imaging

      We developed an optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy (OC-PAM) system, which can accomplish optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) simultaneously by using a single pulsed broadband light source. With a center wavelength of 800 nm and a bandwidth of 30 nm, the system is suitable for imaging the retina. Generated from the same group of photons, the OCT and PAM images are intrinsically registered in the lateral directions. To test the capabilities of the system on multimodal ophthalmic imaging, we imaged the retina of pigmented rats. The OCT images showed the retinal structures with quality similar to conventional OCT ...

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    11. Simultaneous optical coherence tomography and lipofuscin autofluorescence imaging of the retina with a single broadband light source at 480nm

      Simultaneous optical coherence tomography and lipofuscin autofluorescence imaging of the retina with a single broadband light source at 480nm

      We accomplished spectral domain optical coherence tomography and auto-fluorescence microscopy for imaging the retina with a single broadband light source centered at 480 nm. This technique is able to provide simultaneous structural imaging and lipofuscin molecular contrast of the retina. Since the two imaging modalities are provided by the same group of photons, their images are intrinsically registered. To test the capabilities of the technique we periodically imaged the retinas of the same rats for four weeks. The images successfully demonstrated lipofuscin accumulation in the retinal pigment epithelium with aging. The experimental results showed that the dual-modal imaging system can ...

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    12. A combined method to quantify the retinal metabolic rate of oxygen using photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography

      A combined method to quantify the retinal metabolic rate of oxygen using photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography

      Quantitatively determining physiological parameters at a microscopic level in the retina furthers the understanding of the molecular pathways of blinding diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. An essential parameter, which has yet to be quantified noninvasively, is the retinal oxygen metabolic rate (rMRO 2 ). Quantifying rMRO 2 is challenging because two parameters, the blood flow rate and hemoglobin oxygen saturation (sO 2 ), must be measured together. We combined photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy (PAOM) with spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to tackle this challenge, in which PAOM measured the sO 2 and SD-OCT mapped the blood flow rate. We tested the integrated ...

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    13. Accommodation-induced variations in retinal thickness measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Accommodation-induced variations in retinal thickness measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      To research retinal stretching or distortion with accommodation, accommodation-induced changes in retinal thickness (RT) in the macular area were investigated in a population of young adults ( n = 23 ) by using a dual-channel spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) system manufactured in-house for this study. This dual-channel SD-OCT is capable of imaging the cornea and retina simultaneously with an imaging speed of 24 kHz A-line scan rate, which can provide the anatomical dimensions of the eye, including the RT and axial length. Thus, the modification of the RT with accommodation can be calculated. A significant decrease in the RT ( 13.50 ...

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    14. Absolute retinal blood flow measurement with a dual-beam Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Absolute retinal blood flow measurement with a dual-beam Doppler optical coherence tomography

      Purpose:To test the capability of a novel dual-beam Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) technique for simultaneous in vivo measurement of the Doppler angle and, thus, the absolute retinal blood velocity and the retinal flow rate, without the influence of motion artifacts. Methods:A novel dual-beam Doppler spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) was developed. The two probing beams are separated with a controllable distance along an arbitrary direction, both of which are controlled by two independent 2D optical scanners. Two sets of optical Doppler tomography (ODT) images are acquired simultaneously. The Doppler angle of each blood vessel segment was calculated from ...

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    15. Effect of Contact Lens on Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Rodent Retina

      Effect of Contact Lens on Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Rodent Retina

      Visibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images can be severely degraded by speckle noise. A computationally efficient despeckling approach that strongly reduces the speckle noise is reported. It is based on discrete wavelet transform (DWT), but eliminates the conventional process of threshold estimation. By decomposing an image into different levels, a set of sub-band images are generated, where speckle noise is additive. These sub-band images can be compounded to suppress the additive speckle noise, as DWT coefficients resulting from speckle noise tend to be approximately decorrelated. The final despeckled image is reconstructed by taking the inverse wavelet transform of the ...

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    16. Enhanced optical coherence tomography for anatomical mapping

      Enhanced optical coherence tomography for anatomical mapping

      A system, method and apparatus for anatomical mapping utilizing optical coherence tomography. In the present invention, 3-dimensional fundus intensity imagery can be acquired from a scanning of light back-reflected from an eye. The scanning can include spectral domain scanning, as an example. A fundus intensity image can be acquired in real-time. The 3-dimensional data set can be reduced to generate an anatomical mapping, such as an edema mapping and a thickness mapping. Optionally, a partial fundus intensity image can be produced from the scanning of the eye to generate an en face view of the retinal structure of the eye ...

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    17. Combining light and sound for retinal imaging

      Combining light and sound for retinal imaging

      Photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy provides exceptional contrast when visualizing the retina, assisting in the early diagnosis of some eye diseases. The diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of eye diseases have greatly benefited from innovation in modern ophthalmic imaging technologies. Photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy (PAOM) is a 3D imaging method that allows non-invasive visualization of the back of the eye through angiography (where an x-ray-based technique is used to create an image). But unlike an angiogram, the image is made using no exogenous contrast agents. 1–3 PAOM instead uses the endogenous light-absorption contrast from hemoglobin and melanin to generate images of the retina's vascular ...

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    18. Watching while listening to the interaction of photons with bio-tissues

      Watching while listening to the interaction of photons with bio-tissues

      Using a single light source to carry out optical coherence tomography and photoacoustic microscopy simultaneously enables novel studies of optical scattering and absorption in biological tissues. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) are two microscopic, three-dimensional, noninvasive imaging modalities that are based on different contrast mechanisms. OCT mainly images the optical scattering properties of a sample whereas PAM images optical absorption. Due to these different contrast mechanisms, OCT and PAM provide complementary information about biological tissues. OCT images the microanatomy of a sample (e.g., the histology-like cross-sectional image). It can also image the blood flow velocity by ...

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    19. Optical Coherence Photoacoustic Microscopy

      Optical Coherence Photoacoustic Microscopy

      A system and method for providing an optical coherence photoacoustic (OC-PAM) microscopy. An OC-PAM microscope includes a light source that outputs light, a scanner, a detector, a transducer, and an image processing module. The scanner receives the light and scans the light across a sample. The detector receives reflected light from the sample in response to the scanned light. The transducer detects photoacoustic waves induced in the sample by the scanned light. The image processing module receives output from the detector and the transducer and generates a photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) image and an optical coherence tomography (OCT) image based on ...

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    20. Simultaneous optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence microscopy with a single light source

      Simultaneous optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence microscopy with a single light source

      We have accomplished simultaneous spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and autofluorescence (AF) microscopy with a broadband light source centered at 415 nm. The light source was provided by frequency-doubling of an ultra-fast broadband Ti:Sapphire laser. With a bandwidth of 8 nm, the visible SD-OCT achieved a depth resolution of ∼ 12  μm. Since the two imaging modalities are provided by the same group of photons, their images are intrinsically registered. The dual-modal system is capable of providing OCT imaging and molecular contrasts simultaneously. The imaging system was tested on imaging biological samples ex vivo and in vivo

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    21. Multimodal photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy in mouse

      Multimodal photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy in mouse

      Photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy (PAOM) is a novel imaging technology that measures optical absorption in the retina. The capability of PAOM can be further enhanced if it could image mouse eyes, because mouse models are widely used for various retinal diseases. The challenges in achieving high-quality imaging of mouse retina, however, come from the much smaller eyeball size. Here, we report an optimized imaging system, which integrates PAOM, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), and autofluorescence-scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AF-SLO), for mouse eyes. Its multimodal capability was demonstrated by imaging transgenic Nrl-GFP mice that express green fluorescent protein (GFP) in photoreceptors. SD-OCT provided guidance ...

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    22. Integrating photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography for a multimodal retinal imaging platform

      Integrating photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography for a multimodal retinal imaging platform

      Photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy (PAOM) is a newly developed retinal imaging technology that holds promise for both fundamental investigation and clinical diagnosis of several blinding diseases. Hence, integrating PAOM with other existing ophthalmic imaging modalities is important to identify and verify the strengths of PAOM compared with the established technologies and to provide the foundation for more comprehensive multimodal imaging. To this end, we developed a retinal imaging platform integrating PAOM with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO), spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), and fluorescein angiography (FA). In the system, all the imaging modalities shared the same optical scanning and delivery mechanisms, which enabled ...

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    23. Feature Of The Week 3/18/12: Research Results from Shanghai Jiaotong University on Optical Coherence Tomography for Whole Eye Segment Imaging

      Feature Of The Week 3/18/12: Research Results from Shanghai Jiaotong University on Optical Coherence Tomography for Whole Eye Segment Imaging

      Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Peking University, and UCLA recently published a paper on “Optical coherence tomography for whole eye segment imaging". Below is a summary of their work. We proposed a dual focus dual channel spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) for simultaneous imaging of the whole eye segments from cornea to the retina. By using dual channels the system solved the problem of limited imaging depth of SD-OCT. By using dual focus the system solved the problem of simultaneous light focusing on the anterior segment of the eye and the retina. Dual focusing ...

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    24. Single-Shot Dimension Measurements of the Mouse Eye Using SD-OCT

      Single-Shot Dimension Measurements of the Mouse Eye Using SD-OCT

      The authors demonstrate the feasibility and advantage of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) for single-shot ocular biometric measurement during the development of the mouse eye. A high-resolution SD-OCT system was built for single-shot imaging of the whole mouse eye in vivo. The axial resolution and imaging depth of the system are 4.5 µm (in tissue) and 5.2 mm, respectively. The system is capable of acquiring a cross-sectional OCT image consisting of 2,048 depth scans in 85 ms. The imaging capability of the SD-OCT system was validated by imaging the normal ocular growth and experimental myopia model using ...

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