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    1. Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique

      Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique

      Software systems, arrangements and processes for evaluating an image associated with at least one portion of an anatomical structure are provided. For example, first information associated with the at least one portion of the anatomical structure second information associated with the at least one portion of the anatomical structure can be received. Third information can be generated by determining a relationship between the first information and the second information. Further, the image can be evaluated using a predetermined pathological scoring criteria and the third information.

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    2. Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography

      Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography

      Exemplary systems, apparatus, methods and computer-accessible medium for generating information regarding at least one sample can be provided. For example, it is possible to receiving first data which is based on at least one first radiation provided to the sample(s) and at least one second radiation provided from the sample(s) that is/are associated with the first radiation(s) It is also possible to generate second data by reducing the influence of first optical effects induced on the first radiation(s) prior to reaching the sample(s), and second optical effects induced on the second radiation(s) after ...

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    3. Combination optical and ultrasonic imaging of an eye

      Combination optical and ultrasonic imaging of an eye

      A method and apparatus are disclosed for integrating optical coherence tomography (OCT) and very high frequency ultrasound (VHFU) imaging systems. An OCT probe and reference arm are mounted along with an ultrasound probe on a carriage capable of rotational, linear, and/or arcuate motion. The probe carriage may be immersed in water or other suitable medium. The OCT and VHFU probes move about the cornea surface such that the probe axes are substantially perpendicular relative to the cornea surface throughout a scan. The probes are able to be scanned in an arcuate path across the entire cornea surface. The method ...

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    4. Method and device for detecting deposits in the eye

      Method and device for detecting deposits in the eye

      A method and devices for detecting deposits, in particular amyloid plaques, in the eye, in particular in the human eye. The subject is an optical method for detecting deposits, in particular .beta.-amyloid, in the retina, which is locally resolved and wherein the local resolution is better than the layer thickness of individual layers of the retina. The invention includes a device for optically detecting .beta.-amyloid in the retina, which generates a locally resolved image of the retina and wherein the local resolution is better than the layer thickness of individual layers of the retina.

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    5. Method and system for measuring patterned substrates

      Method and system for measuring patterned substrates

      A system and method of measuring feature depth using a common path auto-correlation low coherence interferometer including a light source having an output directed toward a first beam splitter, the first beam splitter directing at least a portion of a light beam from the light source toward a sample having two reflective interfaces including a top surface reflective interface and a feature bottom reflective interface. The first beam splitter can also pass toward a second beam splitter each of a reference light beam reflected from the top surface interface and a measurement light beam reflected from the feature bottom reflective ...

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    6. Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography apparatus including the same

      Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography apparatus including the same

      A surface emitting laser includes a lower reflector, an active layer, and an upper reflector that are arranged in that order; an air gap provided between the active layer and the upper reflector; and a slab provided on an optical path of the air gap and having a refractive index that is higher than a refractive index of the air gap. A position of at least one of the upper reflector and the lower reflector in an optical axis direction is changed to change a wavelength of emitted light. In the case where the position of the upper reflector is ...

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    7. Apparatus for imaging an eye

      Apparatus for imaging an eye

      A slit lamp mounted eye imaging a slit lamp integrated, a handheld, OCT integrated, or attached to a separate chinrest-joystick assembly apparatus for producing a wide field and/or magnified views of the posterior or the anterior segments of an eye through an undilated or dilated pupil. The apparatus images sections and focal planes and utilizes an illumination system that uses one or more LEDs, shifting optical elements, flipping masks, and/or aperture stops where the light can be delivered into the optical system on optical axis or off axis from center of optical system and return imaging path from ...

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    8. OCT swept laser with high coherence signal extraction

      OCT swept laser with high coherence signal extraction

      An optical coherence tomography system utilizes an optical swept laser that has improved coherence length in the swept optical signal. This is accomplished using an intra-cavity element that extracts the tunable optical signal at the optimal location within the laser's resonant cavity. Generally this location is between the intracavity tuning element and the cavity's gain element so that light coming from the tuning element is extracted. In general in lasers, the gain element adds noise and chirp and this degrades the tunable optical signal's coherence length.

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    9. Electro-optical silicon-based phase modulator with null residual amplitude modulation

      Electro-optical silicon-based phase modulator with null residual amplitude modulation

      Systems and methods are presented for modulating a beam of radiation, such that the modulated beam exhibits substantially null residual amplitude modulation (RAM). An electro-optical modulator is presented that includes a waveguide, a first region associated with the waveguide and a second region associated with the waveguide. The waveguide is designed to guide a beam of radiation. A first electric potential applied to the first region causes a first modulation to the beam of radiation while a second electric potential applied to the second region causes a second modulation to the beam of radiation. The first modulation combined with the ...

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    10. True-spectroscopic dual mode high resolution full-field optical coherence tomography using liquid crystal devices

      True-spectroscopic dual mode high resolution full-field optical coherence tomography using liquid crystal devices

      The invention is a system and method for obtaining interference and optical coherence tomography images from an object. The system comprises a wideband source, an optical mask for extending the depth of field, a a liquid crystal tunable filter and a phase modulator all of which are uniquely integrated in a Linnik interferometer microscope. The system has several imaging modes: in the time domain mode the device may operate either with wideband illumination or with quasi monochromatic illumination. The monochromatic illumination can be varied in wavelength along a wide spectral region thus allowing true spectroscopic imaging in high resolution and ...

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    11. Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and storage medium

      Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and storage medium

      An image capturing apparatus includes a dividing unit configured to divide light from a light source into reference light and measurement light; a first dichroic mirror arranged in a measurement optical path for guiding the measurement light to an object to be examined; a second dichroic mirror arranged in a reference optical path for guiding the reference light to a reference object; and a light receiving unit configured to receive interference light between the measurement light passing through the first dichroic mirror and the reference light passing through the second dichroic mirror.

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    12. Image processing device, image processing system, image processing method, and program

      Image processing device, image processing system, image processing method, and program

      A new tomographic image is generated using a reverse image in which at least one portion of a tomographic image of a retina of an eye to be examined is reversed and the tomographic image so that the reverse image is located on a side on which the retinal layer in the tomographic image is in contact with an end of the tomographic image.

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    13. Automatic stent detection

      Automatic stent detection

      This invention relates generally to the detection of objects, such as stents, within intraluminal images using principal component analysis and/or regional covariance descriptors. In certain aspects, a training set of pre-defined intraluminal images known to contain an object is generated. The principal components of the training set can be calculated in order to form an object space. An unknown input intraluminal image can be obtained and projected onto the object space. From the projection, the object can be detected within the input intraluminal image. In another embodiment, a covariance matrix is formed for each pre-defined intraluminal image known to ...

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    14. Spectral filtering of k-clock signal in OCT system and method

      Spectral filtering of k-clock signal in OCT system and method

      A system and method for spectral filtering of a k-clock signal in a swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography ("OCT") system to remove artifacts in the k-clock signal. The system synchronizes sampling of the k-clock and interference signals generated from scanning a sample. Using a filtered k-clock signal, the system resamples an interference dataset of the interference signals. The system then performs Fourier transform based processing upon the resampled interference dataset to yield axial depth images of the sample. The system preferably performs the reconstruction, resampling, and associated Fourier-Domain signal processing in software via a Field Programmable Gate Array ("FPGA") of a ...

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    15. Dental optical scanning device and dental optical scanning/diagnosing tool

      Dental optical scanning device and dental optical scanning/diagnosing tool

      An OCT measuring mechanism for acquiring the optical coherence tomography information and a surface shape measuring mechanism for acquiring the three-dimensional shape information share a display device, a control device, a light source, a scanning mirror, a light transmission/receiving path and an entering/exiting opening. The scanning mirror, the light transmission/receiving path, the entering/exiting opening are included in a handpiece operable to make a diagnosis on a diagnostic target site.

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    16. Imaging probes and associated devices, systems, and methods utilizing speaker actuators

      Imaging probes and associated devices, systems, and methods utilizing speaker actuators

      Devices, systems, and methods that utilize a speaker to impart motion to an optical fiber positioned within an imaging probe are provided. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic imaging apparatus comprises an optical probe having a handle sized and shaped for handheld grasping by a user; and a cannula coupled to the handle, the cannula sized and shaped for insertion into an eye to be treated; an optical fiber positioned at least partially within the optical probe, the optical fiber configured to receive an imaging light from an imaging light source and guide the imaging light to an optical element positioned ...

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    17. Imaging apparatus and control method thereof

      Imaging apparatus and control method thereof

      The present invention discloses an imaging apparatus radial-operating a transmitting and receiving unit and generating cross-sectional images inside the body cavity by a plurality of images, which includes: an X-ray image memory holding a plurality of X-ray images obtained by X-ray imaging the transmitting and receiving unit inside the body cavity by a predetermined imaging cycle, an image processing unit generating a cross-sectional moving image by setting the rotation cycle of the transmitting and receiving unit to be frame rate, and an image processing unit reading out an X-ray image, obtained from X-ray imaging just previously at every timing for ...

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    18. Volumetric analysis of pathologies

      Volumetric analysis of pathologies

      Systems and methods are provided for volumetric analysis of pathologies. A segmentation component is configured to determine, for each of a series of images of a region of interest containing a pathological feature, a set of segmentation boundaries within the image representing a cross-section of the pathological feature. A mesh generation component is configured to link the sets of segmentation boundaries from adjacent images in the series of images to generate a polygonal mesh representing a volumetric reconstruction of the pathological feature. A volumetric measurement component is configured to calculate volumetric parameters from the volumetric reconstruction representing the pathological feature ...

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    19. Imaging probes and associated devices, systems, and methods utilizing lever arm actuators

      Imaging probes and associated devices, systems, and methods utilizing lever arm actuators

      Devices, systems, and methods that utilize a mechanical structure, such as a lever arm or a flexure mechanism, and an electrically energizable member, such as an actuator, to impart motion to an optical fiber positioned within an imaging probe are provided. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic imaging probe can include a handle; a cannula coupled to the handle; an optical fiber positioned at least partially within the handle and the cannula, the optical fiber configured to receive an imaging light from an imaging light source and guide the imaging light to an optical element positioned within a distal portion of ...

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    20. Apparatus and method for determining a depth of a region having a high aspect ratio that protrudes into a surface of a semiconductor wafer

      Apparatus and method for determining a depth of a region having a high aspect ratio that protrudes into a surface of a semiconductor wafer

      An apparatus and method for determining a depth of a region having a high aspect ratio that protrudes into a surface of a semiconductor wafer are provided. The apparatus comprises a multi-wavelength light source, a semiconductor wafer holder for holding a semiconductor wafer, a head for directing the light source onto the semiconductor wafer, a spectrometer for collecting light comprising multiple wavelengths reflected from the semiconductor wafer and analysis means for determining a depth of the region from an interference pattern of light reflected from the semiconductor wafer by performing Fourier domain optical coherence tomography.

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    21. Optical coherence tomography with an extended dynamic range

      Optical coherence tomography with an extended dynamic range

      The invention lies in the field of optical metrology and related to optical coherence tomography (OCT). In particular, the invention relates to an apparatus and a method for the depth-dependent adaptation of the dynamic range of an OCT system to the profile of the backscattered power to be measured. The dynamic range of the measuring method can therefore be decoupled from the dynamic range of the analog/digital converter used. The invention is used, in particular, in the characterization of strongly scattering or strongly absorbing biological or technical samples.

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    22. Methods and systems for transforming luminal images

      Methods and systems for transforming luminal images

      The invention provides methods and systems for correcting translational distortion in a medical image of a lumen of a biological structure. The method facilitates vessel visualization in intravascular images (e.g. IVUS, OCT) used to evaluate the cardiovascular health of a patient. Using the methods and systems described herein it is simpler for a provider to evaluate vascular imaging data, which is typically distorted due to cardiac vessel-catheter motion while the image was acquired.

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    23. Image processing apparatus and image processing method

      Image processing apparatus and image processing method

      An image processing apparatus includes: a planar image acquisition unit configured to acquire a planar image showing a polarization state of a subject, a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a three-dimensional tomographic image including a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic image of the subject, a display control unit configured to display, on the display unit, an index indicating a position of a tomographic image to be displayed on the display unit among a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic images, by superimposing it on a planar image showing the polarization state, and an instruction unit configured to give an instruction to ...

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