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    1. 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
    2. 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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    3. 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
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. OCT motion contrast acquisition method and optical coherence tomography device

      OCT motion contrast acquisition method and optical coherence tomography device

      An OCT motion contrast data acquisition method using an optical coherence tomography device includes: controlling an optical scanner for scanning measurement light on a test subject; performing a first scanning control for obtaining a first OCT signal group including at least four temporally different OCT signals at a same scanning position; performing a second scanning control for obtaining a second OCT signal group including at least four temporally different OCT signals at the same scanning position; obtaining first motion contrast data based on the first OCT signal group obtained in the first scanning control; obtaining second motion contrast data based ...

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      Mentions: Nidek
    9. Devices, systems, methods and storage mediums using full range optical coherence tomography

      Devices, systems, methods and storage mediums using full range optical coherence tomography

      One or more devices, systems, methods and storage mediums for performing continuously, full range optical coherence tomography (OCT) without losing A-lines are provided. Examples of such applications include imaging, evaluating and diagnosing biological objects, such as, but not limited to, for cardio and/or ophthalmic applications, and being obtained via one or more optical instruments, such as, but not limited to, optical probes (e.g., common path probes), catheters, endoscopes, phase shift units (e.g., galvanometer scanner) and bench top systems. Preferably, the OCT devices, systems methods and storage mediums include or involve a phase shift device including at least ...

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    10. High resolution 3-D spectral domain optical imaging apparatus and method

      High resolution 3-D spectral domain optical imaging apparatus and method

      Methods and apparatus are presented for obtaining high-resolution 3-D images of a sample over a range of wavelengths, optionally with polarisation-sensitive detection. In preferred embodiments a spectral domain OCT apparatus is used to sample the complex field of light reflected or scattered from a sample, providing full range imaging. In certain embodiments structured illumination is utilised to provide enhanced lateral resolution. In certain embodiments the resolution or depth of field of images is enhanced by digital refocusing or digital correction of aberrations in the sample. Individual sample volumes are imaged using single shot techniques, and larger volumes can be imaged ...

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      Mentions: Cylite
    11. Optical coherent imaging medical device

      Optical coherent imaging medical device

      An OCI medical device includes a coherent light source, a light sensor, a first processing unit adapted to calculate OCI Data from the light sensor, a control unit which allows taking or loading of at least one Reference OCI Value, a second processing unit adapted to calculate the Intra-Individual Relative Assessment of the OCI Data of an Imaging Zone and the at least one OCI Reference Value, and display means adapted to show at least one Relative OCI Value. Uses and a method for assessing the blood flow of a body region use OCI imaging and include an Intra-Individual Relative ...

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    12. Mapping of internal features on en face imagery

      Mapping of internal features on en face imagery

      The present disclosure describes systems and method for generating surgical maps that provide a surgeon with information regarding the placement of features of interest. More particularly, the system is configured to display optical coherence tomography (OCT) images to a medical professional. The medical professional can select anatomical features, biomarkers, and other features of interest within each of the OCT images. The system can then translate the location of the features of interest within the OCT images to an en face image to generate a map of the features that the medical professional can use for surgical guidance.

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    13. Systems and methods for improved OCT measurements

      Systems and methods for improved OCT measurements

      Various systems and methods for sequential angle illumination to achieve ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. One example OCT system includes a light source, a beam divider, sample arm optics, a detector, and a processor. The light source generates a light beam to illuminate the sample. The beam divider separates the light beam into reference and sample arms. The sample arm optics sequentially illuminates a location in the sample with the light beam from different angles. The detector receives light returned from the reference arm and the sample illuminated at each angle and generates signals. The processor combines the ...

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    14. Optical coherence tomography device for otitis media

      Optical coherence tomography device for otitis media

      An OCT apparatus and method for characterization of a fluid adjacent to a tympanic membrane has a low coherence source which is coupled to a splitter which has a measurement path and a reference path. The reference path is temporally modulated for length, and the combined signals from the reference path and the measurement path are applied to a detector. The detector examines the width of the response and the time variation when an optional excitation source is applied to the tympanic membrane, the width of the response and the time variation forming a metric indicating the viscosity of a ...

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    15. Optical coherence tomography for performing measurements on the retina

      Optical coherence tomography for performing measurements on the retina

      An optical coherence tomography includes a wavelength tunable illuminating device, an illumination and measurement beam path with a dividing element and a scanner and a front optical unit and a reference beam path, a detection beam path and a flat panel detector. A beam splitter conducts the separated measurement radiation to the detection beam path and an optical element acts only on the illumination radiation. The optical element sets the numerical aperture of the illumination of the illumination field in the eye. An optical element acts only on the measurement radiation and sets the numerical aperture with which measurement radiation ...

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    16. Probe, optical coherence tomography device, and zero point correction method

      Probe, optical coherence tomography device, and zero point correction method

      A probe (1) is used in an optical coherence tomography device which irradiates measurement light to a subject and collects scattered light that has returned from the subject after being reflected. The probe (1) is provided with a scanning means (70) composed of galvanometer mirrors (72, 73) that change an irradiation direction of the measurement light. The scanning means (70) is provided with actuators (72b, 73b) which switch reflecting mirrors (72a, 73a) that reflect the measurement light between a state where the measurement light is reflected by the subject and returns as the scattered light, and a state where the ...

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    17. Optical coherence tomography systems and methods with dispersion compensation

      Optical coherence tomography systems and methods with dispersion compensation

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) interferometer includes at least a first optical fiber of a first type having a first length, in series with a second optical fiber of a second type which is different than the first type and having a second length, in at least one of the sample path and/or the reference path of the OCT interferometer. The dispersion characteristics of the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber are significantly different than each other. As a result, the total group delay dispersion of a first portion of the laser light passing through the sample ...

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    18. Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

      Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

      An image processing apparatus is disclosed, which uses OCT to process a plurality of cross-sectional images obtained by moving an imaging core inside a catheter in an axial direction while rotating the imaging core. Cross-sectional image data is acquired in association with position information in the axial direction when each of the cross-sectional images. A first cross-sectional image in which a disappearance section enabling determination having a disappeared portion of an external elastic membrane included in a vascular tomographic image starts, and a second cross-sectional image in which the disappearance section ends are extracted from the plurality of cross-sectional images ...

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    19. MEMS tunable VCSEL powered swept source OCT for 3D metrology applications

      MEMS tunable VCSEL powered swept source OCT for 3D metrology applications

      Disclosed is an optical probe system that is capable of high speed, high precision, and high resolution 3D digitalization of engineered objects. The 3D dimensional data of the engineered object is measured using a swept source optical coherence tomography system with improved speed, spatial resolutions, and depth range. Also disclosed is a type of coordinate measurement machine (CMM) that is capable of performing high speed, high resolution, and non-contact measurement of engineered objects. The mechanic stylus in the touch-trigger probe of a conventional CMM is replaced with an optical stylus with reconfigurable diameter and length. The distance from the center ...

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    20. Dynamic mode switching for multi-mode ophthalmic optical coherence tomography

      Dynamic mode switching for multi-mode ophthalmic optical coherence tomography

      Techniques and apparatus for selectively producing half-depth and full-depth OCT images, based on a swept-source OCT interference signal. An example method comprises selecting from a first sampling rate and a second sampling rate, the second sampling rate being twice the first sampling rate, and sampling the swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) interference signal at the selected sampling rate, using a k-clock signal having a frequency range corresponding to the first sampling rate, to produce a sampled OCT interference signal. The method further comprises processing the sampled OCT interference signal to obtain an OCT image, such that the resulting OCT image ...

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    21. Optical coherence tomographic imaging based image processing apparatus and image processing method for imaging object at a plurality of times at different focus positions

      Optical coherence tomographic imaging based image processing apparatus and image processing method for imaging object at a plurality of times at different focus positions

      An image processing apparatus of the invention is for generating a tomographic image corresponding to a cross-section of an imaging object. The image processing apparatus 1 comprises: a data acquisitor 20 which obtains image data corresponding to a plurality of imaging with respect to the imaging object; and an image generator 30 which generates the tomographic image corresponding to the cross-section parallel to the depth direction based on the image data. The plurality of imaging are performed with mutually different focus positions in a depth direction and imaging ranges overlapped in the depth direction. The image generator 30 sets a ...

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    22. Optical coherence elastography (OCE) method under acoustic radiation force excitation using OCT doppler variance methods and OCT correlation-based methods

      Optical coherence elastography (OCE) method under acoustic radiation force excitation using OCT doppler variance methods and OCT correlation-based methods

      A system for imaging and quantifying shear wave and shear modulus under orthogonal acoustic radiation force (ARF) excitation using the OCT Doppler variance apparatus. The ARF perpendicular or with at least a perpendicular component to the OCT beam is produced by a remote ultrasonic transducer. The OCT Doppler variance apparatus, which is sensitive to the transverse vibration, is used to measure the ARF induced vibration. For analysis of the shear modulus, the Doppler variance apparatus is utilized to visualize shear wave propagation. The propagation velocity of the shear wave is measured and then used to quantitatively map the shear modulus.

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    23. Balloon atherectomy catheters with imaging

      Balloon atherectomy catheters with imaging

      An atherectomy catheter includes an elongate flexible catheter body, a cutter near the distal end of the catheter body, a drive shaft connected to the cutter and extending within the catheter body, an imaging element near the distal end of the catheter body and an imaging shaft connected to the imaging element and extending within the catheter body. The cutter and the imaging element are mechanically isolated, and the drive shaft is configured to be axially translated relative to the imaging shaft and the catheter body.

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    24. Multichannel optical receivers

      Multichannel optical receivers

      Methods and apparatus are presented for multichannel optical coherence tomography. Light from a wavelength tuneable or steppable optical source is separated into one or more sample beams and one or more reference beams, and the one or more sample beams directed onto a sample to form one or more interaction regions. A plurality of returning probe beams are collected and mixed with the one or more reference beams to form an interference pattern comprising a plurality of interferograms having at least two distinct carrier frequencies. The multichannel optical apparatus can be provided with polarisation discrimination by mixing the returning probe ...

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