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    1. Method of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, method of processing OCT data, and OCT apparatus

      Method of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, method of processing OCT data, and OCT apparatus

      An OCT imaging method of some exemplary aspects includes acquiring a first three dimensional data set by applying an OCT scan targeting a first three dimensional region of a sample, creating a first two dimensional map based on representative intensity values respectively of a plurality of pieces of A-scan data included in the first three dimensional data set, designating a second three dimensional region of the sample based on the first two dimensional map, acquiring a second three dimensional data set by applying an OCT scan targeting the second three dimensional region, and generating image data from at least part ...

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    2. Method and device for quick segmentation of optical coherence tomography image

      Method and device for quick segmentation of optical coherence tomography image

      The present invention discloses a method and device for quick segmentation of an optical coherence tomography image, a computing device, and a computer readable storage medium. The method includes: extracting a feature value related to a pixel in the optical coherence tomography image from the pixel to obtain a feature value representative of the pixel feature, the feature value including at least one of an intensity gradient value of the pixel, an intensity multi-scale mean value of the pixel, and an angular feature value extracted from the pixel; inputting the feature value into a Sparse Bayesian Classification model containing values ...

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    3. Method and apparatus for classifying core biopsy specimens with optical coherence tomography

      Method and apparatus for classifying core biopsy specimens with optical coherence tomography

      Described herein are an apparatus and method by which at least one core specimen is obtained from a patient. The specimen is optionally placed on a tray, in a holder, or in another device designed to hold the tissue specimen; images of the specimens are acquired with optical coherence tomography, optical coherence tomography image data and, optionally, data from an additional imaging or analysis method, and when analyzed with the tissue classification process yield information on one or more of: the adequacy of the specimens obtained; the likelihood that they contain abnormal or malignant tissue; the regions and/or specimens ...

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    4. Low-coherence reflectometry method and device employing time-frequency detection

      Low-coherence reflectometry method and device employing time-frequency detection

      A low-coherence interferometer apparatus for determining information on interfaces of an object including: a polychromatic light source; an optical system generating a measurement optical beam and a reference optical beam; a delay line introducing a variable optical delay between the optical beams; detection optics combining the beams, and producing a spectral signal representative of an optical-power spectral density of the resulting interference signal; a control and processing module acquiring a plurality of spectral signals for a plurality of optical delays, determining, for each spectral signal, optical retardation information between interfering beams within a spectral measurement range, analyse the variation in ...

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    5. OCT probe used for human open lumen system

      OCT probe used for human open lumen system

      The invention discloses an OCT probe used for human open lumen system, comprising a probe protector, a probe body, an oily liquid, a metal coil, a probe guard tip and a light-guided optical fiber; the probe body is match mounted will the metal coil, and the metal coil is mounted on the rear end of the probe body; the light-guided optical fiber is fixed inside the probe body; the probe guard tip is sleeved on the probe body, the probe protector is sleeved on the probe guard tip and sleeved on the metal coil; the oily liquid is filled between ...

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    6. Systems and methods of combined optical coherence tomography and pressure measurement

      Systems and methods of combined optical coherence tomography and pressure measurement

      A combined optical coherent tomography (OCT) pressure sensor system includes an optical cable comprising a single-mode core and a multi-mode core. An OCT optical imaging sensor near a distal end of the optical cable can be inserted into a lumen of a living being. First light exiting a distal end of the single-mode core illuminates an interior of the lumen. The OCT optical imaging sensor acquires image information about the interior of the lumen and transmits an optical signal carrying the image information into the distal end of the single-mode core, toward a proximal end of the single-mode core. An ...

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    7. Miniature quantitative optical coherence elastography using a fiber-optic probe with a fabry-perot cavity

      Miniature quantitative optical coherence elastography using a fiber-optic probe with a fabry-perot cavity

      A miniature quantitative optical coherence elastography system with an integrated Fabry-Perot force sensor for in situ elasticity measurement of biological tissue is provided. The technique has great potential for biomechanics modeling and clinical diagnosis. The qOCE system contains a fiber-optic probe that exerts a compressive force to deform tissue at the tip of the probe. Using the space-division multiplexed optical coherence tomography signal detected by a spectral domain optical coherence tomography engine, probe deformation in proportion to the force applied is quantified, as well as the tissue deformation corresponding to the external stimulus. Simultaneous measurement of force and displacement allows ...

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    8. OCT system and OCT method

      OCT system and OCT method

      The invention relates to an OCT system with an OCT light source for emitting OCT light into an object beam path and a reference beam path. The system comprises a detector for detecting an interference signal produced by the object beam path and the reference beam path. A polarization-dependent delay element is arranged in the object beam path. The invention also relates to a corresponding OCT method. The invention allows the effects of parasitic reflections to be reduced.

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      Mentions: Haag-Streit
    9. Methods and systems for imaging orthodontic aligners

      Methods and systems for imaging orthodontic aligners

      Methods and apparatuses for 3D imaging to measure the shape of orthodontic aligners, teeth, and other oral structures simultaneously, in-vivo or in-vitro. These methods and apparatuses may be used to determine contact locations of aligners with teeth and/or teeth with other teeth with very high precision, including determining the size of gaps where they are not in contact. These measurements may be used design, modify or replace an aligner and/or to verify aligner fit.

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    10. Coherent receiver array

      Coherent receiver array

      Optical coherent receiver arrays are described. The optical coherent receiver arrays include an integrated array of photodetectors separated by integrated mirrors which may cause interference of received free space optical and local oscillator signals. The mirrors may serve as splitters, helping to align the received signal and local oscillator to cause interference. The photodetectors of the optical coherent receiver array may be electrically coupled in various manners to read out the signals.

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    11. Widely tunable short-cavity laser

      Widely 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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      Mentions: Thorlabs
    12. Ophthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic optical coherence tomography method

      Ophthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic optical coherence tomography method

      An ophthalmic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a fixation system, a data acquisition device, analyzing circuitry, and controlling circuitry. The fixation system projects fixation light onto a subject's eye. The data acquisition device acquires data by applying optical coherence tomography scanning to the subject's eye onto which the fixation light is being projected. The analyzing circuitry analyzes the data to specify the position of a predetermined site of the subject's eye. The controlling circuitry controls at least one of the fixation system and the data acquisition device based on the positional relationship between the position of ...

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    13. Automated polarization control

      Automated polarization control

      One or more devices, systems, methods and storage mediums for optical imaging medical devices, such as, but not limited to, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), single mode OCT, and/or multi-modal OCT apparatuses and systems, and methods and storage mediums for use with same, for performing automated polarization control, polarization diversity and/or balanced detection are provided herein. One or more embodiments may achieve polarization diversity and balanced detection (or photo-detection) under any imaging circumstances. One or more embodiments, may achieve polarization control functionality regardless of whether such control is automatic or manual. Additionally, one or more embodiments may achieve automated ...

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    14. Apparatus and method for providing mesoscopic spectroscopy co-registered with optical frequency domain imaging

      Apparatus and method for providing mesoscopic spectroscopy co-registered with optical frequency domain imaging

      An apparatus can be provided according to certain exemplary embodiments. For example, the apparatus can include a waveguiding first arrangement providing at least one electromagnetic radiation. A configuration can be provided that receives and splits the at least one electromagnetic radiation into a first radiation and a second radiation. The apparatus can further include a waveguiding second arrangement which has a first waveguide and a second waveguide, whereas the first waveguide receives the first radiation, and the second waveguide receives the second radiation. The first arrangement, the second arrangement and the configuration can be housed in a probe.

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    15. Hybrid OCT and surface contour dental imaging

      Hybrid OCT and surface contour dental imaging

      An optical apparatus has an OCT imaging apparatus with a first light source for low coherence light of wavelengths above a threshold wavelength and a signal detector that obtains an interference signal between low coherence light from the sample and low coherence light reflected from a reference. A surface contour imaging apparatus has a second light source that emits one or more wavelengths of surface illumination below the threshold wavelength, a camera to acquire images from illumination reflected from the sample and a probe that has a raster scanner wherein the low coherence light and the surface illumination share the ...

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    16. Optical coherence metrology and tomography with improved registration

      Optical coherence metrology and tomography with improved registration

      Methods and apparatus are provided for optical coherence metrology or tomography across an extended area of an eye with improved registration. At least two optical coherence tomograms are acquired, with each tomogram containing data from regions of an anterior surface of the eye that are at least partially overlapping, and data from one or more deeper structures such as the retina or the anterior or posterior lens surfaces.

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      Mentions: Cylite
    17. Swept light source and drive data generation method and optical deflector for swept light source

      Swept light source and drive data generation method and optical deflector for swept light source

      A swept light source of the present invention keeps a coherence length of an output beam long over an entire sweep wavelength range. A gain of a gain medium is changed with time in response to a wavelength sweep and the coherence length is kept maximum. The gain of the gain medium is kept close to a lasing threshold and an unsaturated gain range of the gain medium is narrowed over the entire sweep wavelength range.

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      Mentions: NTT
    18. Calibration for OCT-NIRAF multimodality probe

      Calibration for OCT-NIRAF multimodality probe

      A multimodality system includes first and second modalities, a catheter, and a processor. The catheter collects fluorescent light from a plurality of locations of a sample which has been irradiated with excitation light of the second modality; a detector detects intensity of the fluorescent light received from the plurality of locations as a function of an angle .alpha. formed between the normal to the sample surface and the optical axis of the excitation light. A processor calculates the angle .alpha. at each of the plurality of locations based on radiation of the first modality incident on the sample, and corrects ...

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    19. Ophthalmological device

      Ophthalmological device

      In an ophthalmological device, a memory stores a three dimensional data set acquired by applying OCT to a subject's eye. A fourth color coding unit assigns color information according to a depth position to the three dimensional data set. A fourth layer region identifying unit identifies layer regions by applying segmentation to the three dimensional data set, A fourth blood vessel region extracting unit extracts a blood vessel region from each of the layer regions identified.

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    20. Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

      Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

      An information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a first three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of a target eye, and a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, the first three-dimensional OCT image and an interface configured to receive an instruction for acquiring a second three-dimensional OCT image of the target eye, which is an image captured with a fixation target position the same as a fixation target position used in capturing the first three-dimensional OCT image and is to be combined with the first three-dimensional OCT image. 2015/0342456 December 2015 Yamashita ...

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    21. Arterial wall characterization in optical coherence tomography imaging

      Arterial wall characterization in optical coherence tomography imaging

      A method, including: obtaining, by a processor, imaging data from a vessel; detecting, using the processor, an inner wall of the vessel based on the imaging data; identifying, using the processor, a plurality of visible edge portions of an outer wall of the vessel based on the imaging data; fitting, using the processor, a continuous surface model to the plurality of identified visible edge portions of the outer wall; and detecting, using the processor, the outer wall of the vessel based on fitting the continuous surface model to the plurality of identified visible edge portions of the outer wall such ...

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