1. Articles from C. C. Yang

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    1. Photothermal optical coherence tomography based on the localized surface plasmon resonance of Au nanoring

      Photothermal optical coherence tomography based on the localized surface plasmon resonance of Au nanoring

      The conventional optical coherence tomography (OCT) images based on enhanced scattering and the photothermal (PT) images based on enhanced absorption of the localized surface plasmon (LSP) resonance of Au nanorings (NRIs) in a bio-tissue sample are demonstrated with the scans of an OCT system (1310-nm system), in which the spectral range covers the LSP resonance peak wavelength, and another OCT system (1060-nm system), in which the spectral range is away from the LSP resonance peak wavelength. A PT image is formed by evaluating the modulation frequency (400 Hz) response of an excitation laser with its wavelength (1308 nm) close to ...

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    2. Differentiation of oral precancerous stages with optical coherence tomography based on the evaluation of optical scattering properties of oral mucosae

      Differentiation of oral precancerous stages with optical coherence tomography based on the evaluation of optical scattering properties of oral mucosae

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been demonstrated to be a powerful tool for noninvasive, real-time oral cancer diagnosis. However, in previous reports, OCT has still been found to be difficult to use in the diagnosis of oral precancerous stages, including mild dysplasia and moderate dysplasia. In clinical applications, early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer can greatly improve the survival rate. Therefore, in this study, we propose a new approach to differentiate the oral precancerous stages based on the evaluation of the optical scattering properties of the epithelial layer, which is where the dysplastic cells start to develop in the ...

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    3. Two-reference swept-source optical coherence tomography of high operation flexibility

      Two-reference swept-source optical coherence tomography of high operation flexibility

      The significantly less stringent operation of a two-reference swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for suppressing the mirror image is demonstrated based on the spatially localized image processing method. With this method, the phase difference between the two reference signals is not limited to 90 degrees. Based on the current experimental operation, the mirror image can be effectively suppressed as long as the phase difference is larger than 20 degrees. In other words, the adjustment of the beam splitter orientation for controlling the phase difference becomes much more flexible. Also, based on a phantom experiment, the combination the spatially localized ...

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    4. Noninvasive imaging of heart chamber in Drosophila with dual-beam optical coherence tomography

      Noninvasive imaging of heart chamber in Drosophila with dual-beam optical coherence tomography

      The heart chamber of an adult Drosophila is approximately 2 mm long and 0.5 mm wide, and the interwall separation of different heart portions during systole and diastole range from tens of micrometers to hundreds of micrometers. Furthermore, the heart chamber has a curved structure, which results in the larger differences in depth between the different heart portions. However, applying the wavelength calibration process before Fourier transform in an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system may cause degradation in system sensitivity and longitudinal resolution when the optical path difference between the reference and sample arms increases, which makes imaging the ...

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    5. Computation time-saving mirror image suppression method in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      Computation time-saving mirror image suppression method in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      The theory and experimental results of a computation time-saving mirror image suppression method in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography, which utilizes the property of reversed system phase shift between the real and mirror images, for differentiating one from the other are demonstrated. By solving a set of two equations based on a reasonable approximation, the real image signal can be obtained. The theoretical backgrounds and the improved real image quality of the average and iteration procedures in this method are particularly illustrated. Also, the mirror image suppression ratios under various process conditions, including different process iteration numbers and different system phase ...

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    6. Observations of cardiac beating behaviors of wild-type and mutant Drosophilae with optical coherence tomography

      Observations of cardiac beating behaviors of wild-type and mutant Drosophilae with optical coherence tomography
      Time-resolved optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanning images of wild-type and mutant fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), illustrating the heartbeat patterns for evaluating their cardiac functions, are demonstrated. Based on the heartbeat patterns, the beat rate and the relative phase between the first two heart segments can be evaluated. The OCT scanning results of mutant flies with impaired proteasome function in cardiac muscles show irregular heartbeat patterns and systematically decreased average beat rates, when compared with the regular patterns of ∼4.97 beats/s in average beat rate of the wild-type. In both wild-type and proteasome mutant flies, the beatings at different ...
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    7. Characterizing the localized surface plasmon resonance behaviors of Au nanorings and tracking their diffusion in bio-tissue with optical coherence tomography

      Characterizing the localized surface plasmon resonance behaviors of Au nanorings and tracking their diffusion in bio-tissue with optical coherence tomography
      , , , , , , Chou, , , , , The characterization results of the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of Au nanorings (NRs) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) are first demonstrated. Then, the diffusion behaviors of Au NRs in mouse liver samples tracked with OCT are shown. For such research, aqueous solutions of Au ... [Biomed. Opt. Express 1, 1059-1073 (2010)]
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    8. Clinical diagnosis of oral submucous fibrosis with optical coherence tomography

      A swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system with a specially designed probe is built for clinical scanning of oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) patients. By analysing 44 OSF cases of SS-OCT scanning results, two indicators, including epithelium (EP) thickness and standard deviation (SD) of A-mode scan intensity in the laminar propria (LP) layer, are found useful for real-time OSF diagnosis. Statistics show that sensitivity and specificity of LP SD can reach 84.1 and 95.5 %, respectively. Also, both sensitivity and specificity of EP thickness can reach 100 %.
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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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