1. Articles from Cristina Canavesi

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    1. LighTopTech Corp. Receives Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Award from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

      LighTopTech Corp. Receives Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Award from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

      LighTopTech Corp., an upstate New York-based company building innovative optical instruments to bring to market disruptive imaging technologies industrial and medical fields, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Phase II award will allow LighTopTech to develop the first 3D high-definition imaging instrument based on Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy (GDOCM) for quantitative assessment of corneal tissue at eye banks. LighTopTech will develop and apply machine learning methods to automatically segment the endothelial cells of the cornea and count them to assess ...

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    2. In vivo imaging of corneal nerves and cellular structures in mice with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy

      In vivo imaging of corneal nerves and cellular structures in mice with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy

      Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GDOCM) demonstrated in vivo corneal imaging with cellular resolution and differentiation in mice over a field of view of 1 mm 2 . Contact and non-contact imaging was conducted on six healthy and six hyperglycemic C57BL/6J mice. Cellular resolution in the 3D GDOCM images was achieved after motion correction. Corneal nerve fibers were traced and their lengths and branches calculated. Noncontact, label-free imaging of corneal nerves has clinical utility in health and disease, and in transplant evaluation. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of in vivo 3D corneal imaging in mice with the ...

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    3. Quantitative assessment of human donor corneal endothelium with Gabor domain optical coherence microscopy

      Quantitative assessment of human donor corneal endothelium with Gabor domain optical coherence microscopy

      We report on a pathway for Gabor domain optical coherence microscopy (GD-OCM)-based metrology to assess the donor’s corneal endothelial layers ex vivo . Six corneas from the Lions Eye Bank at Albany and Rochester were imaged with GD-OCM. The raw 3-D images of the curved corneas were flattened using custom software to enhance the 2-D visualization of endothelial cells (ECs); then the ECs within a circle of 500-μm-diameter were analyzed using a custom corner method and a cell counting plugin in ImageJ. The EC number, EC area, endothelial cell density (ECD), and polymegethism (CV) were quantified in five ...

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    4. Capabilities of Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for the assessment of corneal disease

      Capabilities of Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for the assessment of corneal disease

      To identify the microstructural modification of the corneal layers during the course of the disease, optical technologies have been pushing the boundary of innovation to achieve cellular resolution of deep layers of the cornea. Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GD-OCM), an optical coherence tomography-based technique that can achieve an isotropic of ∼2-μm resolution over a volume of 1  mm  ×  1  mm  ×  1.2  mm, was developed to investigate the microstructural modifications of corneal layers in four common corneal diseases. Since individual layer visualization without cutting through several layers is challenging due to corneal curvature, a flattening algorithm was developed to ...

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    5. 3D wide field-of-view Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy advancing real-time in-vivo imaging and metrology

      3D wide field-of-view Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy advancing real-time in-vivo imaging and metrology

      Real-time volumetric high-definition wide-field-of-view in-vivo cellular imaging requires micron-scale resolution in 3D. Compactness of the handheld device and distortion-free images with cellular resolution are also critically required for onsite use in clinical applications. By integrating a custom liquid lens-based microscope and a dual-axis MEMS scanner in a compact handheld probe, Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GD-OCM) breaks the lateral resolution limit of optical coherence tomography through depth, overcoming the tradeoff between numerical aperture and depth of focus, enabling advances in biotechnology. Furthermore, distortion-free imaging with no post-processing is achieved with a compact, lightweight handheld MEMS scanner that obtained a 12-fold reduction ...

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    6. Optical Assessment of Soft Contact Lens Edge-Thickness

      Optical Assessment of Soft Contact Lens Edge-Thickness

      Purpose: To assess the edge shape of soft contact lenses using Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy (GD-OCM) with a 2-μm imaging resolution in three dimensions and to generate edge-thickness profiles at different distances from the edge tip of soft contact lenses. Methods: A high-speed custom-designed GD-OCM system was used to produce 3D images of the edge of an experimental soft contact lens (Bausch + Lomb, Rochester, NY) in four different configurations: in air, submerged into water, submerged into saline with contrast agent, and placed onto the cornea of a porcine eyeball. An algorithm to compute the edge-thickness was developed and applied ...

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    7. MEMS-based handheld scanning probe with pre-shaped input signals for distortion-free images in Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy

      MEMS-based handheld scanning probe with pre-shaped input signals for distortion-free images in Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy

      High-speed scanning in optical coherence tomography (OCT) often comes with either compromises in image quality, the requirement for post-processing of the acquired images, or both. We report on distortion-free OCT volumetric imaging with a dual-axis micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS)-based handheld imaging probe. In the context of an imaging probe with optics located between the 2D MEMS and the sample, we report in this paper on how pre-shaped open-loop input signals with tailored non-linear parts were implemented in a custom control board and, unlike the sinusoidal signals typically used for MEMS, achieved real-time distortion-free imaging without post-processing. The MEMS mirror was ...

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    8. Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy with integrated dual-axis MEMS scanner for fast 3D imaging and metrology

      Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy with integrated dual-axis MEMS scanner for fast 3D imaging and metrology

      Fast, robust, nondestructive 3D imaging is needed for characterization of microscopic structures in industrial and clinical applications. A custom micro-electromechanical system (MEMS)-based 2D scanner system was developed to achieve 55 kHz A-scan acquisition in a Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GD-OCM) instrument with a novel multilevel GPU architecture for high-speed imaging. GD-OCM yields high-definition volumetric imaging with dynamic depth of focusing through a bio-inspired liquid lens-based microscope design, which has no moving parts and is suitable for use in a manufacturing setting or in a medical environment. A dual-axis MEMS mirror was chosen to replace two single-axis galvanometer mirrors; as ...

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    9. Assessing microstructures of the cornea with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy: pathway for corneal physiology and diseases

      Assessing microstructures of the cornea with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy: pathway for corneal physiology and diseases

      Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GD-OCM) was applied ex vivo in the investigation of corneal cells and their surrounding microstructures with particular attention to the corneal endothelium. Experiments using fresh pig eyeballs, excised human corneal buttons from patients with Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy (FED), and healthy donor corneas were conducted. Results show in a large field of view ( 1     mm × 1     mm ) high definition images of the different cell types and their surrounding microstructures through the full corneal thickness at both the central and peripheral locations of porcine corneas. Particularly, an image of the endothelial cells lining the bottom of the cornea ...

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    10. Development of cellular resolution Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for biomedical applications

      Development of cellular resolution Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for biomedical applications

      We have developed a cellular resolution imaging modality, Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy, which combines the high lateral resolution of confocal microscopy with the high sectioning capability of optical coherence tomography to image deep layers in tissues with high-contrast and volumetric resolution of 2 μm. A novelty of the custom microscope is the biomimetics that incorporates a liquid lens, as in whales’s eyes, for robust and rapid acquisition of volumetric imaging of deep layers in tissue down to 2 mm, thus overcoming the tradeoff between lateral resolution and depth of focus. The system incorporates a handheld scanning optical imaging head ...

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    11. Parallelized multi–graphics processing unit framework for high-speed Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy

      Parallelized multi–graphics processing unit framework for high-speed Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy

      Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GD-OCM) is a volumetric high-resolution technique capable of acquiring three-dimensional (3-D) skin images with histological resolution. Real-time image processing is needed to enable GD-OCM imaging in a clinical setting. We present a parallelized and scalable multi-graphics processing unit (GPU) computing framework for real-time GD-OCM image processing. A parallelized control mechanism was developed to individually assign computation tasks to each of the GPUs. For each GPU, the optimal number of amplitude-scans (A-scans) to be processed in parallel was selected to maximize GPU memory usage and core throughput. We investigated five computing architectures for computational speed-up in processing ...

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