1. Articles from Robert Beurskens

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    1. Motorized capsule for shadow-free OCT imaging and synchronous beam control

      Motorized capsule for shadow-free OCT imaging and synchronous beam control

      We demonstrate a tethered motorized capsule for unobstructed optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the esophagus. By using a distal reflector design, we avoided the common shadow artifact induced by the motor wires. A synchronous driving technique features three types of beam-scanning modes of the capsule, i.e., circumferential beam scanning, localized beam scanning, and accurate beam positioning. We characterized these three modes and carried out ex vivo imaging experiments using the capsule. The results show that the capsule can potentially be a useful tool for diagnostic OCT imaging and OCT-guided biopsy and therapy of the esophagus.

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    2. Feature Of The Week 6/30/13: Ultrafast Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

      Feature Of The Week 6/30/13: Ultrafast Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

      The fastest commercial intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems acquire 160 frames/second with 500 lines/frame, and the pullback speed is limited to 40 mm∕s. In this situation, the images are under sampled in the pullback direction: Only 12% of the lumen is sampled because the sampling interval of 250 μm is much larger than the transverse resolution, which is approximately 30 μm. In clinical situations, the cardiac motion also affects the OCT acquisition. The pullback procedure for the whole artery takes several seconds. The cardiac motion during acquisition will cause inaccuracy in frame spacing and possibly frame ...

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    3. Ultrahigh-speed intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging at 3200 frames per second

      Ultrahigh-speed intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging at 3200 frames per second

      We demonstrated intravascular OCT imaging with frame rate up to 3.2 kHz (192,000 rpm scanning). This was achieved by using a custom-built catheter in which the circumferential scanning was actuated by a 1.0 mm diameter synchronous motor. The OCT system was based on a Fourier Domain Mode Locked laser operating at an A-line rate of 1.6 MHz. The diameter of the catheter was 1.1 mm at the tip. Ex vivo images of human coronary artery (~78.4 mm length) were acquired at a pullback speed of 100 mm/s. True 3D volumetric imaging of the ...

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    4. Intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging at 3200 frames per second

      Intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging at 3200 frames per second

      We demonstrate intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging with frame rate up to 3.2 kHz (192,000 rpm scanning). This was achieved by using a custom-built catheter in which the circumferential scanning was actuated by a 1.0 mm diameter synchronous motor. The OCT system, with an imaging depth of 3.7 mm (in air), is based on a Fourier domain mode locked laser operating at an A-line rate of 1.6 MHz. The diameter of the catheter is 1.1 mm at the tip. Ex vivo images of human coronary artery (78.4 mm length) were acquired at ...

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