1. Articles from Jeroen Eggermont

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    1. Histogram‐Based Standardization of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Images Acquired from Different Imaging Systems

      Histogram‐Based Standardization of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Images Acquired from Different Imaging Systems

      Purpose Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) is widely used for analysis of the coronary artery disease. Its high spatial resolution allows for visualization of arterial tissue components in detail. There are different OCT systems on the market, each of which produces data characterized by its own intensity range and distribution. These differences should be taken into account for the development of image processing algorithms. In order to overcome this difference in the intensity range and distribution, we developed a framework for matching intensities based on the exact histogram matching technique. Methods In our method, the key step for using the ...

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    2. Quality difference of neointima following the implantation of bioresorbable scaffold and metallic stent in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: quantitative assessments by light intensity, light attenuation, and backscatter on optical coheren

      Quality difference of neointima following the implantation of bioresorbable scaffold and metallic stent in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: quantitative assessments by light intensity, light attenuation, and backscatter on optical coheren

      Aims: We aimed to assess possible difference of the neointimal quality after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BVS) implantation in comparison with cobalt chromium everolimus-eluting scaffold (CoCr-EES) by optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI). Methods and results: This study is a post-hoc analysis of TROFI II trial assessing neointimal quality 6-month after the implantation of BVS(N=82) and CoCr-EES(N=87) in STEMI patients. Neointimal light property analysis by OFDI full-automatically computed light attenuation, backscatter and light intensity for superficial and deep neointima. High light attenuation/backscatter and high light intensity are reportedly associated with lipidic change and tissue maturation, respectively. Superficial ...

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    3. Tissue characterization with depth-resolved attenuation coefficient and backscatter term in intravascular optical coherence tomography images

      Tissue characterization with depth-resolved attenuation coefficient and backscatter term in intravascular optical coherence tomography images

      An important application of intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) for atherosclerotic tissue analysis is using it to estimate attenuation and backscatter coefficients. This work aims at exploring the potential of the attenuation coefficient, a proposed backscatter term, and image intensities in distinguishing different atherosclerotic tissue types with a robust implementation of depth-resolved (DR) approach. Therefore, the DR model is introduced to estimate the attenuation coefficient and further extended to estimate the backscatter-related term in IVOCT images, such that values can be estimated per pixel without predefining any delineation for the estimation. In order to exclude noisy regions with a weak ...

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    4. Validation of full-field optical coherence tomography in distinguishing malignant and benign tissue in resected pancreatic cancer specimens

      Validation of full-field optical coherence tomography in distinguishing malignant and benign tissue in resected pancreatic cancer specimens

      Background Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. The minority of patients can undergo curative-intended surgical therapy due to progressive disease stage at time of diagnosis. Nonetheless, tumor involvement of surgical margins is seen in up to 70% of resections, being a strong negative prognostic factor. Real-time intraoperative imaging modalities may aid surgeons to obtain tumor-free resection margins. Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is a promising diagnostic tool using high-resolution white-light interference microscopy without tissue processing. Therefore, we composed an atlas of FF-OCT images of malignant and benign pancreatic tissue, and investigated the ...

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    5. Noninvasive Detection of Metastases and Follicle Density in Ovarian Tissue Using Full-Field Optical Coherence Tomography

      Noninvasive Detection of Metastases and Follicle Density in Ovarian Tissue Using Full-Field Optical Coherence Tomography

      Purpose: Autotransplantation of ovarian tissue can be used to restore fertility in patients with cancer following gonadotoxic treatment. Whether this procedure is safe remains unclear, as current tumor detection methods render the ovarian tissue unsuitable for transplantation. Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is an imaging modality that rapidly produces high-resolution histology-like images without the need to fix, freeze, or stain the tissue. In this proof-of-concept study, we investigated whether FF-OCT can be used to detect metastases in ovarian tissue, thereby increasing the safety of ovarian tissue autotransplantation. We also evaluated whether cortical ovarian tissue and follicles remain viable following FF-OCT ...

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    6. Analysis and compensation for the effect of the catheter position on image intensities in intravascular optical coherence tomography

      Analysis and compensation for the effect of the catheter position on image intensities in intravascular optical coherence tomography

      Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is an imaging technique that is used to analyze the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease. Because a catheter is used during imaging, the intensities can be affected by the catheter position. This work aims to analyze the effect of the catheter position on IVOCT image intensities and to propose a compensation method to minimize this effect in order to improve the visualization and the automatic analysis of IVOCT images. The effect of catheter position is modeled with respect to the distance between the catheter and the arterial wall (distance-dependent factor) and the incident angle onto ...

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    7. Non-invasive detection of metastases and follicle density in ovarian tissue using full-field optical coherence tomography

      Non-invasive detection of metastases and follicle density in ovarian tissue using full-field optical coherence tomography

      Purpose: Autotransplantation of ovarian tissue can be used to restore fertility in cancer patients following gonadotoxic treatment. Whether this procedure is safe remains unclear, as current tumor detection methods render the ovarian tissue unsuitable for transplantation. Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is an imaging modality that rapidly produces high-resolution histology-like images without the need to fix, freeze, or stain the tissue . In this pro of - of -concept study, we investigated whether FF-OCT can be used to detect metastases in ovarian tissue, thereby increasing the safety of ovarian tissue autotransplantation. We also evaluated whether cortical ovarian tissue and follicles remain viable ...

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    8. Bioresorption and Vessel Wall Integration of a Fully Bioresorbable Polymeric Everolimus-Eluting Scaffold Optical Coherence Tomography, Intravascular Ultrasound, and Histological Study in a Porcine Model With 4-Year Follow-Up

      Bioresorption and Vessel Wall Integration of a Fully Bioresorbable Polymeric Everolimus-Eluting Scaffold Optical Coherence Tomography, Intravascular Ultrasound, and Histological Study in a Porcine Model With 4-Year Follow-Up

      Objectives The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the integration process and luminal enlargement with the support of light intensity (LI) analysis on optical coherence tomography (OCT), echogenicity analysis on intravascular ultrasound, and histology up to 4 years in a porcine model. Background In pre-clinical and clinical studies, late luminal enlargement has been demonstrated at long-term follow-up after everolimus-eluting poly-l-lactic acid coronary scaffold implantation. However, the time relationship and the mechanistic association with the integration process are still unclear. Methods Seventy-three nonatherosclerotic swine that received 112 Absorb scaffolds were evaluated in vivo by OCT, intravascular ...

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    9. Influence of distance and incident angle on light intensities in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

      Influence of distance and incident angle on light intensities in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

      Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is an intravascular imaging modality which enables the visualization arterial structures at the micro-structural level. The interpretations of these structures is mainly on the basis of relative image intensities. However, even for homogeneous tissue light intensities can differ. In this study the incident light intensity is modeled to be related to the catheter position. Two factors, the distance between catheter and inner lumen wall as well as the incident angle of the light upon the lumen wall, are considered. A three-level hierarchical model is constructed to statistically validate this model to include the potential effect ...

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    10. Improved selection of cortical ovarian strips for autotransplantation of ovarian tissue using full-field optical coherence tomography (FFOCT)

      Improved selection of cortical ovarian strips for autotransplantation of ovarian tissue using full-field optical coherence tomography (FFOCT)

      Premature ovarian failure is a major concern in women of reproductive age who undergo gonadotoxic cancer treatment. Autotransplantation of frozen-thawed cortical ovarian tissue allows the immediate start of cancer treatment, but risks reintroduction of cancer. Current tumor detection methods compromise the ovarian tissue’s viability and can therefore only be used to exclude the presence of metastases in the cortical ovarian strips that are not transplanted. A non-invasive method is needed that can be used to exclude metastases in the actual ovarian autografts without affecting the tissue’s viability. In this study we applied FFOCT – a non-fixative technique that uses ...

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    11. Light intensity matching between different intravascular optical coherence tomography systems

      Light intensity matching between different intravascular optical coherence tomography systems

      Currently two commercial intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) systems are available: Illumien Optis from St. Jude Medical (SJM) and Lunawave from Terumo. Both systems store the light intensity data in a raw vendor specific polar format. However, whereas SJM uses 16-bits per pixel Terumo uses 8-bits meaning the intensity values are in different ranges. This complicates quantitative light intensity based analysis when comparing results based on data from both systems. Therefore, this work aims to find an intensity transformation function from Terumo’s 8-bit OFDI data to SJM’s 16-bit range. The data consists of 8 pullbacks, 4 acquired with ...

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    12. Quantitative assessment of the stent/scaffold strut embedment analysis by optical coherence tomography

      Quantitative assessment of the stent/scaffold strut embedment analysis by optical coherence tomography

      The degree of stent/scaffold embedment could be a surrogate parameter of the vessel wall-stent/scaffold interaction and could have biological implications in the vascular response. We have developed a new specific software for the quantitative evaluation of embedment of struts by optical coherence tomography (OCT). In the present study, we described the algorithm of the embedment analysis and its reproducibility. The degree of embedment was evaluated as the ratio of the embedded part versus the whole strut height and subdivided into quartiles. The agreement and the inter- and intra-observer reproducibility were evaluated using the kappa and the interclass correlation ...

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    13. Automatic detection of bioresorbable vascular scaffold struts in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

      Automatic detection of bioresorbable vascular scaffold struts in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

      Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have gained significant interest in both the technical and clinical communities as a possible alternative to metallic stents. For accurate BVS analysis, intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is currently the most suitable imaging technique due to its high resolution and the translucency of polymeric BVS struts for near infrared light. However, given the large number of struts in an IVOCT pullback run, quantitative analysis is only feasible when struts are detected automatically. In this paper, we present an automated method to detect and measure BVS struts based on their black cores in IVOCT images. Validated using ...

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    14. Fully automated side branch detection in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

      Fully automated side branch detection in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

      Side branches in the atherosclerotic lesion region are important as they highly influence the treatment strategy selection and optimization. Moreover, they are reliable landmarks for image registration. By providing high resolution delineation of coronary morphology, intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) has been increasingly used for side branch analysis. This paper presents a fully automated method to detect side branches in IVOCT images, which relies on precise segmentation of the imaging catheter, the protective sheath, the guide wire and the lumen. 25 in-vivo data sets were used for validation. The intraclass correlation coefficient between the algorithmic results and manual delineations for ...

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    15. Feature Of The Week 11/3/13: 3D Assessment of Stent Cell Size and Side Branch Access in Intravascular OCT

      Feature Of The Week 11/3/13: 3D Assessment of Stent Cell Size and Side Branch Access in Intravascular OCT

      We present a semi-automatic approach to assess the maximum circular unsupported surface area (MCUSA) of selected stent cells and the side branch access through stent cells in intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) pullback runs. Such 3D information may influence coronary interventions, stent design, blood flow analysis or prognostic evaluation. First, the stent struts are detected automatically and stent cells are reconstructed with users’ assistance. Using cylinder fitting, a 2D approximation of the stent cell is generated for MCUSA detection and measurement. Next, a stent surface is reconstructed and stent-covered side branches are detected. Both the stent cell contours and side ...

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    16. 3D assessment of stent cell size and side branch access in intravascular optical coherence tomographic pullback runs

      3D assessment of stent cell size and side branch access in intravascular optical coherence tomographic pullback runs

      We present a semi-automatic approach to assess the maximum circular unsupported surface area (MCUSA) of selected stent cells and the side branch access through stent cells in intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) pullback runs. Such 3D information may influence coronary interventions, stent design, blood flow analysis or prognostic evaluation. First, the stent struts are detected automatically and stent cells are reconstructed with users’ assistance. Using cylinder fitting, a 2D approximation of the stent cell is generated for MCUSA detection and measurement. Next, a stent surface is reconstructed and stent-covered side branches are detected. Both the stent cell contours and side ...

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    17. Automatic stent strut detection in intravascular optical coherence tomographic pullback runs

      Automatic stent strut detection in intravascular optical coherence tomographic pullback runs

      We developed and evaluated an automatic stent strut detection method in intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) pullback runs. Providing very high resolution images, IVOCT has been rapidly accepted as a coronary imaging modality for the optimization of the stenting procedure and its follow-up evaluation based on stent strut analysis. However, given the large number of struts visible in a pullback run, quantitative three-dimensional analysis is only feasible when the strut detection is performed automatically. The presented method first detects the candidate pixels using both a global intensity histogram and the intensity profile of each A-line. Gaussian smoothing is applied followed ...

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