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    1. Microangiography method and system based on full-space modulation spectrum splitting and angle compounding

      Microangiography method and system based on full-space modulation spectrum splitting and angle compounding

      A microangiography method and system based on full-space modulation spectrum splitting and angle compounding is disclosed. Label-free three-dimensional optical coherence tomography angiography is realized by combining the three-dimensional space resolution capability of an optical coherence tomography and the motion recognition capability of a dynamic scattering technology. Probe light of different incident angles is encoded with a transverse scanning modulation spectrum in a spatial frequency domain, incident angle-resolved sub-angiograms which are independent of one another are obtained by splitting the modulation spectrum, and an angiogram with multiple space angles compounded is realized. Conjugate mirror images are removed from a depth (z ...

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    2. Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherence tomography

      Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherence tomography

      Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) are disclosed. According to an aspect, an imaging system includes an eye tracking device configured to determine movement of an eye. The imaging system also includes an OCT apparatus configured to generate OCT images of a retina of the eye. The OCT apparatus includes a scanner operable to be moved for relocating an OCT scan pivot at a pupil plane for image capture and during capture of the OCT images. The imaging system also includes a controller configured to control the scanner to relocate the OCT ...

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    3. Linear sensor for a spectroscopic optical coherence tomography imaging apparatus

      Linear sensor for a spectroscopic optical coherence tomography imaging apparatus

      The invention provides a linear sensor including a row 100 of N regularly spaced pixels that are formed in a semiconductor substrate, and a circuit for reading out the N pixels, which delivers an output signal for each of the N pixels of the row, characterized in that the N pixels comprise image-capturing pixels that have a useful photosensitive area in the shape of a rectangle R that is higher than it is wide, where the width is in the direction of the row and the height is in the perpendicular direction, and at least two spaced-apart pairs of alignment-detecting ...

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    4. Systems and methods for optimizing focus for imaging-based overlay metrology

      Systems and methods for optimizing focus for imaging-based overlay metrology

      Methods and systems for focusing and measuring by mean of an interferometer device, having an optical coherence tomography (OCT) focusing system, by separately directing an overlapped measurement and reference wavefront towards a focus sensor and towards an imaging sensor; where a predefined focusing illumination spectrum of the overlapped wavefront is directed towards the focus sensor, and where a predefined measurement illumination spectrum of the overlapped wavefront is directed towards the imaging sensor. Methods and systems for maintaining focus of an interferometer device, having an OCT focusing system, during sample's stage moves.

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    5. Home OCT with automatic focus adjustment

      Home OCT with automatic focus adjustment

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for imaging a retina applies a user specific focus correction to focus a sample arm light beam on the user's retina. An OCT image detector generates an OCT signal. A control unit monitors the OCT signal, controls a reference arm optical path length adjustment mechanism to identify a length of the reference arm optical path for which the OCT signal corresponds to an OCT image of the retina, and varies an operational parameter of the sample arm light beam focus mechanism over a range, while maintaining the length of the reference arm optical ...

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      Mentions: Notal Vision
    6. Systems, methods and apparatus for determining a fractional flow reserve (FFR) based on the minimum lumen area (MLA) and the constant

      Systems, methods and apparatus for determining a fractional flow reserve (FFR) based on the minimum lumen area (MLA) and the constant

      n one aspect, the invention relates to system comprising: a processor configured to receive a first optical coherence tomography (OCT) data set obtained during a pullback of a data collection probe along a first length of a first blood vessel; determine a minimum lumen area disposed along the first length using the first OCT data set; and determine a first FFR value along the first length based on the minimum lumen area. In one embodiment, the first FFR value is an estimated FFR. In another aspect, the invention relates to a method that includes measuring, using OCT, the area of ...

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    7. Device and methods for color corrected OCT imaging endoscope/catheter to achieve high-resolution

      Device and methods for color corrected OCT imaging endoscope/catheter to achieve high-resolution

      The present invention is directed to an achromatic endoscope which employs a diffractive microlens. Along with a broadband rotary joint and a custom 800 nm SD-OCT system, ultrahigh-resolution 3D volumetric imaging over a large area becomes possible. The diffractive microlens can be used directly with a GRIN lens, making the endoscope design simpler and cost effective. Preliminary ex vivo 3D intraluminal imaging was performed with the endoscope in conjunction with a home-built broadband rotary joint and a spectral-domain OCT system, demonstrating the performance of the diffractive endoscope. Considering the miniature OCT imaging probe is the required component for using the ...

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    8. Intravascular imaging and guide catheter detection methods and systems

      Intravascular imaging and guide catheter detection methods and systems

      In part, the disclosure relates to computer-based methods, devices, and systems suitable for detecting a delivery catheter using intravascular data. In one embodiment, the delivery catheter is used to position the intravascular data collection probe. The probe can collect data suitable for generating one or more representations of a blood vessel with respect to which the delivery catheter can be detected.

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      Mentions: Abbot
    9. Imaging system includes imaging probe and delivery devices

      Imaging system includes imaging probe and delivery devices

      An imaging system is provided comprising an imaging probe and at least one delivery device. The imaging probe comprises an elongate shaft, a rotatable optical core and an optical assembly. The elongate shaft comprises a proximal end, a distal portion, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal portion. The rotatable optical core is positioned within the lumen of the elongate shaft and comprises a proximal end and a distal end. The rotatable optical core is configured to optically and mechanically connect with an interface unit. The optical assembly is positioned in the elongate shaft distal portion ...

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    10. Systems and methods to remove shadowgraphic flow projections on OCT angiography

      Systems and methods to remove shadowgraphic flow projections on OCT angiography

      Methods and systems for suppressing shadowgraphic flow projection artifacts in OCT angiography images of a sample are disclosed. In one example approach, normalized OCT angiography data is analyzed at the level of individual A-scans to classify signals as either flow or projection artifact. This classification information is then used to suppress projection artifacts in the three dimensional OCT angiography dataset.

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    11. Swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) phase stabilization with reference signal calibration

      Swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) phase stabilization with reference signal calibration

      A reference signal having a known induced optical delay is used for phase stabilization of optical coherence tomography (OCT) interferograms, and for correcting sampling differences within OCT interferograms, in single mode and multimodal OCT systems. The reference signal can then be used to the measure time shift or sample clock period shifts induced in the interferogram signal by the OCT system. A corresponding OCT interferogram signal can then be corrected to remove the shift induced by the system based on the determination.

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    12. Light detection and ranging system with photonic integrated circuit

      Light detection and ranging system with photonic integrated circuit

      Disclosed herein are optical integration technologies, designs, systems and methods directed toward Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and other interferometric optical sensor, ranging, and imaging systems wherein such systems, methods and structures employ tunable optical sources, coherent detection and other structures on a single or multichip monolithic integration. In contrast to contemporary, prior-art OCT systems and structures that employ simple, miniature optical bench technology using small optical components positioned on a substrate, systems and methods according to the present disclosure employ one or more photonic integrated circuits (PICs), use swept-source techniques, and employ a widely tunable optical source(s). In another ...

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      Mentions: Eric A. Swanson
    13. Methods for three dimensional reconstruction and determining the quality of an embryo

      Methods for three dimensional reconstruction and determining the quality of an embryo

      The present invention relates generally to the fields of reproductive medicine. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods and devices for determining the quality of an embryo. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of three dimensional reconstructions for determining the quality of an embryo.

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    14. Detecting and displaying stent expansion

      Detecting and displaying stent expansion

      A method for processing an intravascular image including a plurality of image frames acquired during a pullback of an imaging catheter inserted into a vessel. The method includes obtaining positions of lumen borders detected in the intravascular image and positions of stent-struts detected in the intravascular image. Determining, at different positions in a range, a stent expansion value of the stent implanted in the vessel, based on the first information and the second information, wherein each image frame from image frames in which stent-struts are detected corresponds to a different position along the range. The method may also include displaying ...

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    15. Spectrally shaped tunable short-cavity laser

      Spectrally shaped tunable short-cavity laser

      A tunable source includes a short-cavity laser optimized for performance and reliability in SSOCT imaging systems, spectroscopic detection systems, and other types of detection and sensing systems. The short cavity laser has a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response and single transverse, longitudinal and polarization mode operation, and includes embodiments for fast and wide tuning, and optimized spectral shaping. Disclosed are both electrical and optical pumping in a MEMS-VCSEL geometry with mirror and gain regions optimized for wide tuning, high output power, and a variety of preferred wavelength ranges; and a semiconductor optical amplifier, combined with the short-cavity ...

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    16. Surgical apparatus for lamellar keratoplasty comprising an OCT detection unit

      Surgical apparatus for lamellar keratoplasty comprising an OCT detection unit

      The present invention relates to a surgical apparatus for dissecting a part of cornea during lamellar keratoplasty, which provides a surgical apparatus comprising: an injector unit including a hollow injection needle having a bevel structure at one end; a laser unit for emitting a laser for OCT imaging; an OCT detection unit for photographing a tomographic image of the cornea using the laser; a laser light sensor located on an inner surface of the bevel structure of the injection needle and connected to the laser unit and the OCT detection unit through an optical fiber; and a depth adjusting unit ...

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    17. Automatic optical path adjustment in home OCT

      Automatic optical path adjustment in home OCT

      Retinal imaging systems and related methods employ a user specific approach for controlling the reference arm length in an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging device. A method includes restraining a user's head relative to an OCT imaging device. A reference arm length adjustment module is controlled to vary a reference arm length to search a user specific range of reference arm lengths to identify a reference arm length for which the OCT image detector produces an OCT signal corresponding to the retina of the user. The user specific range of reference arm lengths covers a smaller range of reference ...

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      Mentions: Notal Vision
    18. Bulk motion subtraction in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Bulk motion subtraction in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Described herein is an algorithm to remove decorrelation noise due to bulk motion in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). OCTA B-frames are divided into segments within which the bulk motion velocity could be assumed constant. This velocity is recovered using linear regression of decorrelation versus the logarithm of reflectance in axial lines (A-lines) identified as bulk tissue by percentile analysis. The fitting parameters are used to calculate a reflectance-adjusted threshold for bulk motion decorrelation. Below this threshold, voxels are identified as non-flow tissue, and their flow values are set to zeros. Above this threshold, the voxels are identified as flow ...

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    19. Method, apparatus, and system to identify branches of a blood vessel

      Method, apparatus, and system to identify branches of a blood vessel

      In part, the disclosure relates to an automated method of branch detection with regard to a blood vessel imaged using an intravascular modality such as OCT, IVUS, or other imaging modalities. In one embodiment, a representation of A-lines and frames generated using an intravascular imaging system is used to identify candidate branches of a blood vessel. One or more operators such as filters can be applied to remove false positives associated with other detections.

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      Mentions: Abbot
    20. Optical coherence tomography system with dual optical coherence tomography probes

      Optical coherence tomography system with dual optical coherence tomography probes

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with dual optical coherence tomography probes is provided comprising: an optical scope comprising a distal end; a first OCT probe; and, a second OCT probe, each of the first OCT probe and the second OCT probe mechanically attached to the optical scope, the first OCT probe and the second OCT probe being substantially paraxial and configured to focus on a same scanning area, the optical scope configured to optically image the same scanning area using the distal end, the first OCT probe having a higher resolution than the second OCT probe.

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    21. Integrated device for ophthalmology

      Integrated device for ophthalmology

      A device (100) for ophthalmic radiation is provided. The device comprises a radiation interface (102), an optical branch coupler (104), and a plurality of ophthalmic units (106, 108, 110, 112). The radiation interface is adapted to at least one of output and capture radiation on an optical path (124). The optical path is directable towards a patient's eye. The optical branch coupler is adapted to couple output radiation from a plurality of optical branches (118, 119, 120, 122, 123) into the optical path and to couple captured radiation from the optical path into the optical branches. The captured radiation ...

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    22. Method and apparatus for generation or editing of layer delineations

      Method and apparatus for generation or editing of layer delineations

      Methods are disclosed for the generation and editing of layer delineations within three-dimensional tomography scans. Cross sections of a subject are generated and presented to an operator, who has the ability to edit layer delineations within the cross section, or determine parameters used to generate new cross sections. By guiding an operator through a set of displayed cross sections, the methods can allow for a more rapid, efficient, and error-free segmentation of the subject. The cross sections can be nonplanar in shape or planar and non-axis-aligned. The cross sections can be restricted to exclude one or more user-defined regions of ...

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