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    1. OCT image processing

      OCT image processing

      An apparatus for rendering optical coherence tomography, OCT, retinal image data, acquired by an OCT scanner scanning a retina of an eye over a range of scan locations, wherein each scan location is associated with a respective coordinate in a first coordinate system, and each pixel of the rendered OCT retinal image data is associated with a respective coordinate in a second coordinate system different from the first coordinate system. The apparatus comprises a communication module arranged to receive the OCT retinal image data, and a coordinate-determining module arranged to determine values of coordinates in the second coordinate system of ...

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      Mentions: Optos
    2. Optical coherence tomographic device

      Optical coherence tomographic device

      An optical coherence tomographic device configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject by using an optical interferometry is provided. The optical coherence tomographic device include: a detector configured to detect interference light acquired by the optical interferometry, and to output an interference signal of the interference light; and a processor configured to calculate von Neumann entropy of noise components by using the noise components and signal intensities of the interference signals corresponding to at least one interference light detected by the detector.

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    3. High-resolution integrated-optics-based spectrometer

      High-resolution integrated-optics-based spectrometer

      A high-resolution single-chip spectrometer is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention are analogous to Fourier-transform spectrometers; however, embodiments of the present invention have no moving parts. An illustrative embodiment is a spectrometer having a nested plurality of Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZIs), where all MZIs share at least one surface-waveguide section in each of its sample and reference arms. The light signals in the sample and reference arms are tapped at a series of discrete locations along their length via electro-optically-controlled directional couplers, which are separated by uniform-length waveguide portions in each arm, but where the uniform lengths are different in the ...

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    4. Apparatus, devices and methods for in vivo imaging and diagnosis

      Apparatus, devices and methods for in vivo imaging and diagnosis

      Exemplary method and apparatus for diagnosing or characterizing an inflammation within an anatomical structure can be provided. For example, using at least one source arrangement, it is possible to provide at least one first electro-magnetic radiation to the anatomical structure at least one first wavelength in vivo. With at least one detector arrangement, it is possible to detect at least one second electro-magnetic radiation at least one second wavelength provided from the anatomical structure. The second radiation can be associated with the first radiation, and the first wavelength can be shorter than the second wavelength. The second radiation can be ...

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    5. Segmentation in optical coherence tomography imaging

      Segmentation in optical coherence tomography imaging

      A method for improving segmentation in optical coherence tomography imaging. The method comprises obtaining an OCT image of imaged tissue, generating a first feature image for at least a portion of the OCT image, and generating a second feature image for at least the portion of the OCT image, based on either the OCT image or the first feature image, by integrating image data in a first direction across the OCT image or first feature image. A third feature image is generated as a mathematical function of the first and second feature images, and layer segmentation for the OCT image ...

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      Mentions: Alcon
    6. Method for preserving the synchronism of a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser

      Method for preserving the synchronism of a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser

      The invention relates to a method for maintaining the synchronism of a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser, the FDML laser comprising at least one dispersion-compensated resonator with at least one variably wavelength-selective optical filter, the laser light circulating in the resonator at a circulation frequency, and the wavelength selectivity of the filter being repeatedly modified at a syntonising rate, the FDML laser being synchronous when the syntonising rate is an integral multiple of the circulation frequency. Said method is characterised by the following steps: a) at least a portion of the laser light is coupled out of the resonator ...

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    7. Single-chip optical coherence tomography device

      Single-chip optical coherence tomography device

      A high-performance single-chip, integrated-optics-based OCT system is disclosed, where the length of the reference arm is digitally variable. The reference arm includes a plurality of switch stages comprising a 2.times.2 tunable wavelength-independent waveguide switch that can direct an input light signal onto either of two different-length output waveguides. In some embodiments, the directional couplers are thermo-optic based. Some embodiments include a solid-state scanning system for scanning a sample signal along a line of object points on the sample under test.

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    8. Intravascular plaque detection in OCT images

      Intravascular plaque detection in OCT images

      Detection of intravascular plaque in OCT images is carried out by obtaining images of vascular tissue from a vascular component by OCT either in a static mode of a single image or in a dynamic mode where the images are obtained by scanning. The method acts by dividing the OCT image into different regular regions, calculating different texture features for each of the above regions with a reduced set of less than a full set of the 26 Haralick textural features, using a clustering algorithm to segment the image defined by its texture features calculated above into different regions and ...

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    9. Stent detection methods and imaging system interfaces

      Stent detection methods and imaging system interfaces

      The disclosure relates, in part, to computer-based visualization of stent position within a blood vessel. A stent can be visualized using intravascular data and subsequently displayed as stent struts or portions of a stent as a part of a one or more graphic user interface(s) (GUI). In one embodiment, the method includes steps to distinguish stented region(s) from background noise using an amalgamation of angular stent strut information for a given neighborhood of frames. The GUI can include views of a blood vessel generated using distance measurements and demarcating the actual stented region(s), which provides visualization of ...

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    10. 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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    11. Fiber optic rotary joints and methods of using and manufacturing same

      Fiber optic rotary joints and methods of using and manufacturing same

      One or more fiber optic rotary joints (FORJ), free space beam combiners, OCT, SEE and/or fluorescence devices and systems for use therewith, methods of manufacturing same and storage mediums are provided. One or more embodiments of FORJs may be used with numerous applications in the optical field, including, but not limited to, OCT and fluorescence applications. Examples of such applications include imaging, evaluating and diagnosing biological objects, such as, but not limited to, for Gastro-intestinal, cardio and/or ophthalmic applications, and being obtained via one or more optical instruments.

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    12. Optical measurement system using multicore optical fiber

      Optical measurement system using multicore optical fiber

      An optical-fiber measurement system includes an optical system that generates light and a spatial optical switch that is coupled to the optical system that processes the light generated by the optical system and generates light at a plurality of spatially distributed optical ports. A respective one of a plurality of optical cores at a first end of a multicore optical fiber is positioned to receive light from a respective one of the plurality of spatially distributed optical ports, where the light generated at the plurality of spatially distributed optical ports propagates through the multicore optical fiber. Distal optics is positioned ...

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      Mentions: Eric A. Swanson
    13. Method for determining the topography of the cornea of an eye

      Method for determining the topography of the cornea of an eye

      A method for determining the topography of the cornea of an eye on the basis of an optical, contactless data capture. In the method for determining the topography of the cornea of an eye, which is based on a deflectometric method, the deflectometric measurements are carried out with the aid of a keratometric method by virtue of additional OCT-based scans being made at the keratometric measurement points, wherein the two measurement systems are registered to one another and both the keratometric and the OCT-based measurement values are recorded and used for mutual calibration to determine and output the topographic data ...

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    14. Processing optical coherence tomography scans

      Processing optical coherence tomography scans

      A method of processing optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans through a subject's skin, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of scans through the subject's skin, the scans representing an OCT signal in slices through the user's skin at different times; comparing the scans to determine time-varying regions in the scans; determining a depth-distribution of the time varying regions.

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    15. Systems and methods for arbitrary viewpoint robotic manipulation and robotic surgical assistance

      Systems and methods for arbitrary viewpoint robotic manipulation and robotic surgical assistance

      Systems and methods for arbitrary viewpoint robotic manipulation and robotic surgical assistance are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes one or more controllers configured to receive an image dataset of an actual environment within which the robotic tool is positioned. The controller(s) are also configured to generate a virtual environment of the actual environment based on the image dataset. Further, the controller(s) can control display of the virtual environment including a virtual tool controllable by a user for use to control the robotic tool within the actual environment. The controller(s) can receive user input for ...

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    16. Automatic intraoral 3D scanner with low coherence ranging

      Automatic intraoral 3D scanner with low coherence ranging

      An intraoral scanning apparatus has a source of low coherence light. An interferometer directs the low coherence light to a reference path and a sample path and generates image data according to interference from combined light returned along the reference and sample paths. A fixture is optically coupled to the sample path and has a bite portion featured for clamping between the jaws of a patient, a track that defines a curved scan path for scanning, one or more scanners configured to direct the sample path light to and from the teeth, and an actuator and translation apparatus that urges ...

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    17. Compensating optical coherence tomography scans

      Compensating optical coherence tomography scans

      A method of processing optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans, comprising: receiving OCT data comprising an OCT signal indicative of the level of scattering in a sample, the OCT data including the OCT signal for at least one scan through the sample, with the OCT signal having been measured at varying depth and position through the sample in each scan; processing the OCT data for each scan with depth to produce a indicative depth scan representative of the OCT signal at each depth through all of the scans; fitting a curve to the indicative depth scan, the curve comprising a first ...

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    18. OCT system

      OCT system

      The invention relates to an OCT system comprising an OCT light source, an OCT evaluation unit, a first OCT light guide, a second OCT light guide and a changeover module. The light from the OCT light source passes through the changeover module. In a first state of the changeover module, the OCT light is passed to an entry end of the first OCT light guide. In a second state of the changeover module, the OCT light is passed to an entry end of the second OCT light guide. A scanning device assigned to the first OCT light guide is arranged ...

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    19. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved image quality

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved image quality

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system that generates an image with improved quality. In one example, the OCT system may generate an improved Bscan image by using multiple shaping functions to shape the raw A-scans. In another example, the OCT system may generate the improved B-scan image by forming multiple apodization patterns on a detector and acquiring raw A-scans by using the apodization patterns. A better diagnosis of a health condition may be reached by using the improved images generated by the OCT system of this disclosure.

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    20. Optical coherence tomography apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

      Optical coherence tomography apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

      An apparatus includes an interference optical system configured to acquire a tomographic image of an eye by using interference light between return light from the eye irradiated with measurement light and reference light corresponding to the measurement light, a determination unit configured to determine, by using at least one of information about an acquisition time for acquiring the tomographic image and information about an imaging view angle of the tomographic image, a search range for searching for a position corresponding to a first tomographic image of the eye, the position being in a second tomographic image of the eye, and ...

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    21. Method and system for pupil retro illumination using sample arm of OCT interferometer

      Method and system for pupil retro illumination using sample arm of OCT interferometer

      Abstract An optical measurement instrument includes optical coherence tomography (OCT) interferometer and a pupil retro illumination system which directs laser light onto the retina of an eye via the sample arm of the OCT interferometer. The laser light passes through an intraocular lens (IOL) implanted into the eye, and an iris camera captures an image of the eye from a portion of the light returned from the retina of the eye, the returned light also passing through the IOL. One or more fiducials of the IOL are detected from the captured image, and an angular orientation of the eye is ...

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    22. Apparatus and methods for high-speed and long depth range imaging using optical coherence tomography

      Apparatus and methods for high-speed and long depth range imaging using optical coherence tomography

      Exemplary apparatus can be provided which can include a laser arrangement that is configured to provide a laser radiation, and including an optical cavity. The optical cavity can include a dispersive optical waveguide first arrangement having first and second sides, and which is configured to (i) receive at least one first electro-magnetic radiation at the first side so as to provide at least one second electro-magnetic radiation, and (ii) to receive at least one third electro-magnetic radiation at the second side so as to provide at least one fourth electro-magnetic radiation. The first and second sides are different from one ...

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    23. Systems and methods of optical coherence tomography with a multi-focal delay line

      Systems and methods of optical coherence tomography with a multi-focal delay line

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system includes: a light source; a multi-focal delay line; and a light detector. The multi-focal delay line includes: a positive lens; and an optical switch configured to: receive a light from the light source; selectively direct the sample light to the positive lens via a selected one of a plurality of light interfaces each located a different distance from the focal plane of the positive lens; and direct the sample light to an object to be measured. The light detector is configured to receive return light returned from the object to be measured in response ...

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