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    1. Multi-channel optical coherence tomography probe for use in a medical procedure

      Multi-channel optical coherence tomography probe for use in a medical procedure

      A multi-channel optical coherence tomography probe for use in a medical procedure is provided. The probe comprises: a plurality of first optical fibers optically connectable to an OCT light source; a plurality of second optical fibers different from the plurality of first optical fibers; a scanning device comprising: an actuator configured to rotationally move the plurality of second optical fibers between a first position and a second position, relative to the plurality of first optical fibers; and, a mirror configured to, as the plurality of second optical fibers is moving rotationally, convey light from exit faces of the plurality of ...

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    2. Forward scanning-optical probes, circular scan patterns, offset fibers

      Forward scanning-optical probes, circular scan patterns, offset fibers

      An optical light scanning probe is presented, the probe comprising a handle, shaped for grasping by a user; a cannula, protruding from a distal portion of the handle with an outer diameter smaller than 20 gauge; an optical fiber with a distal fiber-portion off a probe-axis, configured to receive a light from a light-source at a proximal fiber-portion, and to emit the received light at the distal fiber-portion; a fixed beam forming unit, disposed at a distal portion of the cannula, configured to receive the light from the distal fiber-portion, and to deflect the received light toward a target region ...

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    3. Ophthalmic apparatus

      Ophthalmic apparatus

      An ophthalmic apparatus includes a deforming unit and a generation unit. The deforming unit deforms a shape of a boundary that defines a region of a tomographic image of a subject eye in a depth direction according to a thickness of a layer in which the boundary is positioned. The generation unit generates an en-face image based on the region in the depth direction defined by the shape of the boundary deformed by the deforming unit.

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    4. Dispersion encoded full range optical coherence tomograph

      Dispersion encoded full range optical coherence tomograph

      An apparatus for optical coherence tomography (OCT) comprises a light source, a first arm, a second arm, and a processing unit. The first arm has a first dispersive optical assembly that induces a first amount of dispersion into light from the light source and traversing the first arm, where the first arm is one of a sample arm and a reference arm of an interferometer. The second arm has a second dispersive optical assembly that induces a second amount of dispersion into light from the light source and traversing the second arm, where the second arm is the other of ...

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      Mentions: Ole Massow
    5. Intravascular Measurement and Data Collection Systems, Apparatus and Methods

      Intravascular Measurement and Data Collection Systems, Apparatus and Methods

      A method and apparatus for determining properties of a tissue or tissues imaged by optical coherence tomography (OCT). In one embodiment the backscatter and attenuation of the OCT optical beam is measured and based on these measurements and indicium such as color is assigned for each portion of the image corresponding to the specific value of the backscatter and attenuation for that portion. The image is then displayed with the indicia and a user can then determine the tissue characteristics. In an alternative embodiment the tissue characteristics is classified automatically by a program given the combination of backscatter and attenuation ...

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      Mentions: St. Jude Medical
    6. MICRO-MOLDED Anamorphic Reflector Lens For Image Guided THERAPEUTIC/DIAGNOSTIC Catheters

      MICRO-MOLDED Anamorphic Reflector Lens For Image Guided THERAPEUTIC/DIAGNOSTIC Catheters

      A catheter system for optical coherence tomography includes an elongate catheter body, an optical fiber in the elongate catheter body, and an anamorphic lens assembly coupled with a distal end of the optical fiber. The optical fiber and the lens assembly are together configured to provide a common path for optical radiation reflected from a target and from a reference interface between the distal end of the optical fiber and the lens assembly

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    7. Image Processing Apparatus, Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus, Image Processing Method, And COMPUTER-READABLE Storage Medium

      Image Processing Apparatus, Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus, Image Processing Method, And COMPUTER-READABLE Storage Medium

      An image processing apparatus that processes a tomographic image generated by using tomographic signals acquired by subjecting a subject to optical coherence tomographic imaging, includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire the tomographic signals, and a generation unit configured to generate a tomographic image based on a representative value in each pixel position of the tomographic image, generated by using the tomographic signals, the generation unit includes a region determination unit configured to determine a target region where contrast is reduced in the tomographic image, by using tomographic signals, and an estimation unit configured to estimate an estimation value, by ...

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    8. Data processing method and OCT apparatus

      Data processing method and OCT apparatus

      According to one embodiment, a data processing method is used for processing collected data acquired with respect to each A-line by swept-source OCT using a wavelength sweeping light source having a predetermined wavelength sweeping range. The data processing method detects a reference signal assigned in advance to a clock, the wavenumber of which linearly varies along the time axis, in a predetermined wavelength position within the predetermined wavelength sweeping range. Then, the data processing method sequentially performs sampling of the collected data based on the clock with reference to the predetermined wavelength position where the reference signal detected is assigned ...

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    9. Reference signal filter for interferometric system

      Reference signal filter for interferometric system

      The invention provides a method and apparatus for applying spatial filtering the optical beam of a free space optical coherence tomography (OCT) system substantially without problematic reflections back to the optical source. The invention teaches spatially filtering the reference beam of the OCT system which is typically designed to provide isolation of the optical source from undesirable optical feed-back, thereby achieving spatial filtering without generating undesirable reflections back to the optical source. Various embodiments are taught.

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    10. Apparatus for modelling ocular structures

      Apparatus for modelling ocular structures

      An apparatus for motion compensated modelling of a parameter of an eye, comprising: a first measuring means for measuring a plurality of position parameters of the eye with respect to an optical reference coordinate system of the apparatus; a second measuring means for measuring an interference signal at a plurality of optical reference coordinates, wherein the measurement of the plurality of position parameters and measurement of the interference signal are time synchronized; means for correcting the interference signal to account for a displacements of a parameter of the plurality of position parameters; and means for modelling the eye parameter based ...

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    11. ULTRA-WIDE Field Of View Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging System

      ULTRA-WIDE Field Of View Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging System

      Various embodiments of the present disclosure describe an ultra-wide field of view (FOV) optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system. The ultra-wide FOV OCT imaging system can include an imaging probe, a console and a cable. The imaging probe can include an optical widow, a first imaging module and a second imaging module. The first imaging module is configured to form a first image of the eye. The second imaging module is configured to form a second image of the eye. The second imaging module can include a scanning mirror configured to receive a sample arm portion of a second light ...

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    12. Systems, methods, and devices for optical coherence tomography multiple enface angiography averaging

      Systems, methods, and devices for optical coherence tomography multiple enface angiography averaging

      The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for improving optical coherence tomography machine outputs through multiple enface optical coherence tomography angiography averaging techniques. The embodiments disclosed herein can be utilized in ophthalmology for employing optical coherence tomography (OCT) for in vivo visualization of blood vessels and the flow of blood in an eye of a patient, which is also known generally as optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). The embodiments disclosed herein can use linear registration, affine registration and/or elastic registration to align a plurality of optical coherence tomography angiography images or videos at corresponding superficial vascular layers having ...

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    13. Systems, methods, and devices for optical coherence tomography multiple enface angiography averaging

      Systems, methods, and devices for optical coherence tomography multiple enface angiography averaging

      Abstract The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for improving optical coherence tomography machine outputs through multiple enface optical coherence tomography angiography averaging techniques. The embodiments disclosed herein can be utilized in ophthalmology for employing optical coherence tomography (OCT) for in vivo visualization of blood vessels and the flow of blood in an eye of a patient, which is also known generally as optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). The embodiments disclosed herein can use linear registration, affine registration and/or elastic registration to align a plurality of optical coherence tomography angiography images or videos at corresponding superficial vascular layers ...

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    14. Nano-sensitive fourier-domain optical coherence tomography inspection system

      Nano-sensitive fourier-domain optical coherence tomography inspection system

      An OCT imaging system (100) comprising a radiation emitter (SLD), a radiation receiver CCD), an interferometer (FC, PC, X-Scan, Y-Scan), a controller (COMP) which controls the emitter and processes received radiation data according to OCT to provide an output image. The controller (COMP) forms a spectrum of spatial frequencies along the depth direction. It calculates from the spectrum local spectra of spatial frequencies or periods along the depth direction for individual volume elements along the depth direction. It translates the local spectra of spatial frequencies or periods along the depth direction into the OCT image domain. It maps the local ...

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    15. Method And Equipment For Central Nervous System Characterization From Retina OCT Imaging Data

      Method And Equipment For Central Nervous System Characterization From Retina OCT Imaging Data

      Data processing method and computer equipment for the characterization of a parametric indicator for central nervous system health status based on data collected from non-invasive retina imaging by optical coherence tomography, OCT, said method comprising: processing data from the collected OCT data to compute a texture parameter or parameters from collected fundus imaging data; classifying the computed texture parameter or parameters into a central nervous system health status for characterizing said parametric indicator. The method is able to analysed optical coherence tomography data of one or more tissues of the human and animal central nervous system. The presented method overcomes ...

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    16. Hybrid Raman And Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

      Hybrid Raman And Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

      An apparatus includes first and second light sources, an optical interferometer, one or more light detectors, and an electronic processor. The second light source is configured to output light of a different wavelength than the first source. The optical interferometer has optical reference and sample arms. The optical sample arm has a first optical path to transmit light received from the first and second light sources to an area of a target and has a second optical path to transmit light collected from the area of the target to one or more interference regions. The optical reference arm is configured ...

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    17. Systems And Methods For REFLECTANCE-BASED PROJECTION-RESOLVED Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Systems And Methods For REFLECTANCE-BASED PROJECTION-RESOLVED Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Embodiments provide systems and methods associated with a reflectance-based projection-resolved (rbPR) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) algorithm which uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) reflectance to enhance the flow signal and suppress the projection artifacts in 3-dimensional OCTA. rbPR improves the vascular connectivity and improved the discrimination of the deeper plexus angiograms in healthy eyes, compared to prior PR-OCTA method. Additionally, rbPR removes flow projection artifacts more completely from the outer retinal slab in the eyes with age-related macular degeneration, and preserves vascular integrity of the intermediate and deep capillary plexuses in the eyes with diabetic retinopathy. Additionally, the rbPR method ...

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    18. Gradient Index Lens Assembly-Based Imaging Apparatus, Systems and Methods

      Gradient Index Lens Assembly-Based Imaging Apparatus, Systems and Methods

      <p id="p-0001" num="0000">In part, the disclosure relates to a lens assembly. The lens assembly can be used to direct light for sensing and imaging. In one embodiment, the lens assembly is a component of an intravascular data collection probe such as an optical coherence tomography probe. The lens assembly can include an optical fiber having a first diameter and a gradient index lens that includes a rod having a length L. The rod can include a substantial planar end and a polished end.

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      Mentions: St. Jude Medical
    19. Method and system for improving aiming during optical coherence tomography on young children by synchronization with retinal bifringence scanning

      Method and system for improving aiming during optical coherence tomography on young children by synchronization with retinal bifringence scanning

      The present invention is directed to a method and system for improved aiming during Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) on young children and those unable to cooperate with OCT imaging by synchronization with retinal birefringence scanning (RBS). OCT is performed without knowing whether or not the subject is looking at the intended target. The present invention combines OCT retinal imaging, such as, but not limited to, time domain OCT, SDOCT, or SSOCT, with RBS technology that provides accurate information on the presence or absence of foveal fixation. Therefore, the present invention only analyzes data during foveal fixation. A system combining OCT ...

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    20. Method and apparatus for measuring biofilm thickness and topology

      Method and apparatus for measuring biofilm thickness and topology

      An apparatus and method of measuring biofilm and biological activity on a surface is disclosed. The apparatus includes a biofilm, which includes one or more microorganisms, grown on a substrate. A viewing window is placed on a surface of the biofilm and a gas bubble is introduced between the viewing window and the surface of the biofilm. The space between the substrate and the viewing window may be enclosed in a casing that has an inlet and an outlet, forming a flow cell. A microscope system, such as a white light interferometer, captures data of the biofilm in situ and ...

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    21. Intensity noise reduction methods and apparatus for interferometric sensing and imaging systems

      Intensity noise reduction methods and apparatus for interferometric sensing and imaging systems

      In part, aspects of the invention relate to methods, apparatus, and systems for intensity and/or pattern line noise reduction in a data collection system such as an optical coherence tomography system that uses an electromagnetic radiation source and interferometric principles. In one embodiment, the noise is intensity noise or line pattern noise and the source is a laser such as a swept laser. One or more attenuators responsive to one or more control signals can be used in conjunction with an analog or digital feedback network in one embodiment.

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    22. OCT data processing method, storage medium storing program for executing the OCT data processing method, and processing device

      OCT data processing method, storage medium storing program for executing the OCT data processing method, and processing device

      To acquire information relating to a vessel wall thickness by: acquiring interference signal sets of a plurality of frames including interference signal sets corresponding to a plurality of frames forming an image of the same cross section of an fundus; generating 3-D tomographic image data on the fundus from the interference signal sets of the plurality of frames; generating 3-D motion contrast data in the fundus from the interference signal sets corresponding to the plurality of frames that form the same cross section; extracting a vessel from the fundus based on the 3-D tomographic image data or the 3-D motion ...

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    23. Ocular surface interferometry (OSI) devices and systems for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film

      Ocular surface interferometry (OSI) devices and systems for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film

      Ocular surface interferometry devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for imaging an ocular tear film. An imaging device can be focused on the lipid layer of the tear film to capture optical wave interference interactions of specularly reflected light from the tear film combined with a background signal(s) in a first image, wherein the specularly reflected light may be produced from various portions of the ocular tear film by obliquely illuminating various portions of the ocular tear film with a multi-wavelength light source, such as in a tiling pattern(s). The imaging device can also be focused on the ...

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    24. Imaging Apparatus With Balloon And Shaped Tip

      Imaging Apparatus With Balloon And Shaped Tip

      Exemplary imaging apparatuses are described. Various imaging apparatuses may implement optical coherence tomography (OCT) and/or optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) gastrointestinal tissue imaging methods and technologies. Furthermore, the imaging apparatuses may include a rotatable imaging element to scan a bodily lumen, such as the esophagus. The imaging element may be housed within an inflatable balloon. Still further, the imaging apparatuses may include a shaped tip. The shaped tip may aid in guiding an imaging apparatus through the esophagus, or other bodily lumen.

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