1. Articles from Yih-Ming Wang

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    1. Method for analyzing mucosa samples with optical coherence tomography

      Method for analyzing mucosa samples with optical coherence tomography

      A method for analyzing mucosa structure with optical coherence tomography (OCT) is provided, and includes: (a) scanning a mucosa sample with optical coherence tomography; (b) choosing a lateral range from a two- or three-dimensional OCT image and analyzing all the A-scan intensity profiles in the lateral range; (c) calculating three indicators in each A-scan intensity profile, including the standard deviation for a certain depth range below the sample surface, the exponential decay constant of the spatial-frequency spectrum and the epithelium thickness under the condition that the basement membrane is identifiable; and (d) using the three indicators of each A-scan intensity ...

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    2. Diagnosis of oral submucous fibrosis with optical coherence tomography

      The epithelium (EP) thickness and the standard deviation (SD) of A-mode scan intensity in the laminar propria (LP) layer are used as effective indicators for the diagnosis of oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) based on the noninvasive clinical scanning of a swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) system of ~6 µm in axial resolution (in tissue) and 103 dB in sensitivity. Compared with the corresponding parameters in healthy oral mucosal mucosa, in OSF mucosa, the EP thickness becomes smaller and the SD of A-mode scan intensity in the LP layer (LP SD) also becomes smaller. The LP SD can also be used ...

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    3. Differentiating oral lesions in different carcinogenesis stages with optical coherence tomography

      A swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system is used to clinically scan oral lesions in different oral carcinogenesis stages, including normal oral mucosa control, mild dysplasia (MiD), moderate dysplasia (MoD), early-stage squamous cell carcinoma (ES-SCC), and well-developed SCC (WD-SCC), for diagnosis purpose. On the basis of the analyses of the SS-OCT images, the stages of dysplasia (MiD and MoD), and SCC (ES-SCC and WD-SCC) can be differentiated from normal control by evaluating the depth-dependent standard deviation (SD) values of lateral variations. In the dysplasia stage, the boundary between the epithelium (EP) and lamina propria (LP) layers can still be identified ...

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    4. Effective indicators for diagnosis of oral cancer using optical coherence tomography

      Effective indicators for diagnosis of oral cancer using optical coherence tomography

      C. C. Yang, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Chuan-Hang Yu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Chun-Pin Chiang, Cheng-Chang Chang, Yih-Ming Wang, C. C. Yang A swept-source optical coherence tomography system is used to clinically scan oral precancer and cancer patients for statistically analyzing the effective indicators of diagnosis. Three indicators are considered, including the standard deviation (SD) of an A-mode scan signal profile, the ... [Opt. Express 16, 15847-15862 (2008)]

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    5. Delineation of an oral cancer lesion with swept-source optical coherence tomography

      We demonstrate the ex vivo imaging of an oral cancerous sample with a swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system. With the axial resolution of 8μm in free space and system sensitivity of 108dB, we can well distinguish the normal and abnormal tissue portions in a sample. In particular, we analyze the lateral variation of A-scan profiles to show two parameters of SS-OCT signal for delineating an oral cancer lesion. One of the parameters is the decay constant in the exponential fitting of the SS-OCT signal intensity along depth. This decay constant decreases as the A-scan point moves laterally ...

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    6. Measurement of the hemoglobin oxygen saturation level with spectroscopic spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

      We report the measurement of the hemoglobin (Hb) oxygen saturation level in human blood with a spectroscopic spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SSD-OCT) system based on the crossover behavior of Hb and oxyhemoglobin (HbO_2) absorption coefficients around 800 nm. By calculating the ratio ... [Opt. Lett. 33, 416-418 (2008)]
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    7. Tissue birefringence of hypercholesterolemic rat liver measured with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      We measure in vitro tissue birefringence in the liver of hypercholesterolemic rats with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography. Tissue birefringence is determined by measuring the phase retardation as a function of tissue depth. The birefringence of such a sample is usually due to the narrow fibrous structures that cannot be resolved by a standard optical coherence tomography system. Anisotropic structures are formed in the hypercholesterolemic rat liver, which is quite different from the isotropic nature of healthy liver. Birefringence is evaluated to give an order of magnitude of 4.48×104 at 790nmin hypercholesterolemic rat liver. The infiltration ...

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