1. Articles from Fabio Feroldi

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    1. Toward clinical elastography of dermal tissues: A medical device to probe skin’s elasticity through suction, with subsurface imaging via optical coherence tomography

      Toward clinical elastography of dermal tissues: A medical device to probe skin’s elasticity through suction, with subsurface imaging via optical coherence tomography

      ABSTRACT The mechanical behavior of dermal tissues is unarguably recognized for its diagnostic ability and in the last decades received a steadily increasing interest in dermatology practices. Among the various methods to investigate the mechanics of skin in clinical environments, suction-based ones are especially noteworthy, thanks to their qualities of minimal invasiveness and relative simplicity of setups and data analysis. In such experiments, structural visualization of the sample is highly desirable, both in its own right and because it enables elastography. The latter is a technique that combines the knowledge of an applied mechanical stimulus and the visualization of the ...

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    2. Optic axis uniformity as a metric to improve the contrast of birefringent structures and analyze the retinal nerve fiber layer in polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Optic axis uniformity as a metric to improve the contrast of birefringent structures and analyze the retinal nerve fiber layer in polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      A new metric is used to improve the contrast of birefringent structures in biological tissue using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography. This metric, optic axis uniformity (OAxU), is based on the optic axis of birefringence and quantifies the uniformity of the optic axis direction. OAxU provides surprisingly strong contrast for fibrous structures such as muscle and the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL). We used OAxU for automatic segmentation of the RNFL in human eyes. From the segmentation, en face images of RNFL thickness and RNFL birefringence were created. The measured birefringence values are consistent with earlier reports.

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    3. In vivo multifunctional optical coherence tomography at the periphery of the lungs

      In vivo multifunctional optical coherence tomography at the periphery of the lungs

      Remodeling of tissue, such as airway smooth muscle (ASM) and extracellular matrix, is considered a key feature of airways disease. No clinically accepted diagnostic method is currently available to assess airway remodeling or the effect of treatment modalities such as bronchial thermoplasty in asthma, other than invasive airway biopsies. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) generates cross-sectional, near-histological images of airway segments and enables identification and quantification of airway wall layers based on light scattering properties only. In this study, we used a custom motorized OCT probe that combines standard and polarization sensitive OCT (PS-OCT) to visualize birefringent tissue in vivo in ...

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    4. In vivo polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography of human burn scars: birefringence quantification and correspondence with histologically determined collagen density

      In vivo polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography of human burn scars: birefringence quantification and correspondence with histologically determined collagen density

      Obtaining adequate information on scar characteristics is important for monitoring their evolution and the effectiveness of clinical treatment. The aberrant type of collagen in scars may give rise to specific birefringent properties, which can be determined using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT). The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate a method to quantify the birefringence of the scanned volume and correlate it with the collagen density as measured from histological slides. Five human burn scars were measured in vivo using a handheld probe and custom-made PS-OCT system. The local retardation caused by the tissue birefringence was extracted using ...

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    5. Polarization sensitive optical frequency domain imaging system for endobronchial imaging

      Polarization sensitive optical frequency domain imaging system for endobronchial imaging

      A polarization sensitive endoscopic optical frequency domain imaging (PS-OFDI) system with a motorized distal scanning catheter is demonstrated. It employs a passive polarization delay unit to multiplex two orthogonal probing polarization states in depth, and a polarization diverse detection unit to detect interference signal in two orthogonal polarization channels. Per depth location four electro-magnetic field components are measured that can be represented in a complex 2x2 field matrix. A Jones matrix of the sample is derived and the sample birefringence is extracted by eigenvalue decomposition. The condition of balanced detection and the polarization mode dispersion are quantified. A complex field ...

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    6. High speed 3D endoscopic optical frequency domain imaging probe for lung cancer diagnosis

      High speed 3D endoscopic optical frequency domain imaging probe for lung cancer diagnosis

      We present a miniature motorized endoscopic probe for Optical Frequency Domain Imaging with an outer diameter of 1.65 mm and a rotation speed of 3,000 – 12,500 rpm. The probe has a motorized distal end which provides a significant advantage over proximally driven probes since it does not require a drive shaft to transfer the rotational torque to the distal end of the probe and functions without a fiber rotary junction. The probe has a focal Full Width at Half Maximum of 9.6 μm and a working distance of 0.47 mm. We analyzed the non-uniform rotation ...

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