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    1. AI-Based Image Analysis Automatically Detects Serious Heart Condition

      AI-Based Image Analysis Automatically Detects Serious Heart Condition

      Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) method that can automatically detect plaque erosion in the heart’s arteries using optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. Monitoring plaque in the arteries is important because when plaque breaks apart it can block blood flow to the heart, leading to a heart attack or other serious conditions. “If cholesterol plaque lining arteries starts to erode it can lead to a sudden reduction in blood flow to the heart known as acute coronary syndrome, which requires urgent treatment,” said research team leader Zhao Wang from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of ...

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    2. Optica Names Joseph A. Izatt the 2022 Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award Recipient

      Optica Names Joseph A. Izatt the 2022 Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award Recipient

      Optica (formerly OSA) is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Izatt, Duke University, USA, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award . Izatt is being honored for over 25 years of outstanding service to the optics community and Optica in areas as diverse as publications, conferences, strategic planning, and the Optica Board of Directors. Joseph A. Izatt received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is currently the Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering. He co-founded Bioptigen and previously held positions ...

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