1. Brendan F. Kennedy

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    2. Camera-based optical palpation

      Camera-based optical palpation
      Optical elastography is undergoing extensive development as an imaging tool to map mechanical contrast in tissue. Here, we present a new platform for optical elastography by generating sub-millimetre-scale mechanical contrast from a simple digital camera. This cost-effective, compact and easy-to-implement approach opens the possibility to greatly expand applications of optical elastography both within and beyond the field of medical imaging. Camera-based optical palpation (CBOP) utilises a digital camera to acquire ...
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    3. Strain and elasticity imaging in compression optical coherence elastography: the two‐decade perspective and recent advances

      Strain and elasticity imaging in compression optical coherence elastography: the two‐decade perspective and recent advances
      Quantitative mapping of deformation and elasticity in optical coherence tomography has attracted much attention of researchers during the last two decades. However, despite intense effort it took ~15years to demonstrate optical coherence elastography (OCE) as a practically useful technique. Similarly to medical ultrasound, where elastography was first realized using the quasi‐static compression principle and later shear‐wave‐based systems were developed, in OCE these two approaches also developed in ...
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    4. Feature Of The Week 04.26.2020: Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery

      Feature Of The Week 04.26.2020: Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery
      ...s technique to improve outcomes in BCS. For more information see recent Article . Courtesy Kesley Kennedy and Brendan Kennedy from Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research . Inadequate margins in breast-conserving sur...
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    5. Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery

      Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery
      Inadequate margins in breast-conserving surgery (BCS) are associated with an increased likelihood of local recurrence of breast cancer. Currently, approximately 20% of BCS patients require repeat surgery due to inadequate margins at the initial operation. Implementation of an accurate, intraoperative margin assessment tool may reduce this re-excision rate. This study determined, for the first time, the diagnostic accuracy of quantitative micro-elastography (QME), an optical coherence tomography (OCT)based elastography technique ...
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    6. Three‐dimensional mapping of the attenuation coefficient in optical coherence tomography to enhance breast tissue micro‐architecture contrast

      Three‐dimensional mapping of the attenuation coefficient in optical coherence tomography to enhance breast tissue micro‐architecture contrast
      Effective intraoperative tumor margin assessment is needed to reduce re‐excision rates in breast‐conserving surgery (BCS). Mapping the attenuation coefficient in optical coherence tomography (OCT) throughout a sample to create an image (attenuation imaging) is one promising approach. For the first time, three‐dimensional OCT attenuation imaging of human breast tissue micro‐architecture using a wide‐field (up to ~45453.5mm) imaging system is demonstrated. Representative results from three ...
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    7. Handheld volumetric manual compression‐based quantitative micro‐elastography

      Handheld volumetric manual compression‐based quantitative micro‐elastography
      Compression optical coherence elastography typically requires a mechanical actuator to impart a controlled uniform strain to the sample. However, for handheld scanning, this adds complexity to the design of the probe and the actuator stroke limits the amount of strain that can be applied. In this work, we present a new volumetric imaging approach that utilises bidirectional manual compression via the natural motion of the user's hand to induce ...
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    8. Method and system for characterising biological tissue

      Method and system for characterising biological tissue
      The present disclosure provides a method for characterizing a region of interest within or between biological tissue. The method comprises inserting at least a portion of a probe into the region of interest and directing electromagnetic radiation to the region of interest and receiving electromagnetic radiation from the region of interest using the probe in a direction that is transversal to a length of the probe. Further, the method comprises ...
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    9. Finger-mounted quantitative micro-elastography

      Finger-mounted quantitative micro-elastography
      We present a finger-mounted quantitative micro-elastography (QME) probe, capable of measuring the elasticity of biological tissue in a format that avails of the dexterity of the human finger. Finger-mounted QME represents the first demonstration of a wearable elastography probe. The approach realizes optical coherence tomography-based elastography by focusing the optical beam into the sample via a single-mode fiber that is fused to a length of graded-index fiber. The fiber is ...
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    10. Analysis of spatial resolution in phase-sensitive compression optical coherence elastography

      Analysis of spatial resolution in phase-sensitive compression optical coherence elastography
      Optical coherence elastography (OCE) is emerging as a method to image the mechanical properties of tissue on the microscale. However, the spatial resolution, a main advantage of OCE, has not been investigated and is not trivial to evaluate. To address this, we present a framework to analyze resolution in phase-sensitive compression OCE that incorporates the three main determinants of resolution: mechanical deformation of the sample, detection of this deformation using ...
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    11. Handheld optical palpation of turbid tissue with motion-artifact correction

      Handheld optical palpation of turbid tissue with motion-artifact correction
      Handheld imaging probes are needed to extend the clinical translation of optical elastography to in vivo applications, yet such probes have received little attention. In this paper, we present the first demonstration of optical palpation using a handheld probe. Optical palpation is a variant of optical elastography that uses three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT) to provide maps of stress at the tissue surface under static compression. Using this technique, stiff ...
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  2. About Brendan F. Kennedy

    Brendan F. Kennedy

    Brendan Kennedy is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia and Head of the Bioimaging Research and Innovation for Translational Engineering Lab (BRITElab) at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. He graduated with a PhD from Dublin City University, Ireland, in 2006, and before joining UWA, was employed as a teaching and research academic at the University of Santiago, Chile.

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    1. Despite living in the 'digital age,' surgeons must routinely rely on their eyesight and sense of touch to determine if they have removed the entire tumor during breast-conserving surgery...Due to lack of adequate tools, 20 to 30 percent of patients must return for additional surgery, resulting in substantial physical and financial burdens and increased risk of complications.
      In High-res imaging with elastography may accurately detect breast cancer in surgical margins