1. Brett E. Bouma

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    2. Elastography of coronary vessels using optical coherence tomography (Thesis)

      Elastography of coronary vessels using optical coherence tomography (Thesis)
      Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by an accumulation of lipid and fibrous tissue in the arterial wall. Postmortem studies have characterized rupture-prone atherosclerotic plaques by the presence of a large lipid=rich core covered by a thin fibrous cap. Studies employing finite element analysis (FEA) based on ex vivo plaque geometry have found that most plaques rupture at sites of high circumferential stress, thus diagnosis of plaque vulnerability may ...
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    3. Fiber optic imaging endoscope interferometer with at least one faraday rotator

      Fiber optic imaging endoscope interferometer with at least one faraday rotator
      An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elongated housing defining a bore; a rotatable single mode optical fiber having a proximal end and a distal end positioned within and extending the length of the ...
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    4. Methods and apparatus for forward-directed optical scanning instruments

      Methods and apparatus for forward-directed optical scanning instruments
      An imaging system for performing forward scanning imaging for application to therapeutic and diagnostic devises used in medical procedures. The imaging system includes forward directed optical coherence tomography (OCT), and non-retroreflected forward scanning OCT. Also interferometric imaging and ranging techniques and fluorescent, Raman, two-photon, and diffuse wave imaging can be used. The forward scanning mechanisms include a cam attached to a motor, pneumatic devices, a pivoting device, piezoelectric transducers, electrostatic ...
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    5. Interferometeric imaging with a grating based phase control optical delay line

      An apparatus for performing high speed scanning of an optical delay and its application for performing optical interferometry, ranging, and imaging, including cross sectional imaging using optical coherence tomography, is disclosed. The apparatus achieves optical delay scanning by using diffractive optical elements in conjunction with imaging optics. In one embodiment a diffraction grating disperses an optical beam into different spectral frequency or wavelength components which are collimated by a lens ...
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    6. Grating based phase control optical delay line

      An apparatus for performing high speed scanning of an optical delay and its application for performing optical interferometry, ranging, and imaging, including cross sectional imaging using optical coherence tomography, is disclosed. The apparatus achieves optical delay scanning by using diffractive optical elements in conjunction with imaging optics. In one embodiment a diffraction grating disperses an optical beam into different spectral frequency or wavelength components which are collimated by a lens ...
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    7. Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope

      Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope
      An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elongated housing defining a bore; a rotatable single mode optical fiber having a proximal end and a distal end positioned within and extending the length of the ...
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    8. Grating based phase control optical delay line

      An apparatus for performing high speed scanning of an optical delay and its application for performing optical interferometry, ranging, and imaging, including cross sectional imaging using optical coherence tomography, is disclosed. The apparatus achieves optical delay scanning by using diffractive optical elements in conjunction with imaging optics. In one embodiment a diffraction grating disperses an optical beam into different spectral frequency or wavelength components which are collimated by a lens ...
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    9. High-speed phase- and group-delay scanning with a grating-based phase control delay line.

      Related Articles High-speed phase- and group-delay scanning with a grating-based phase control delay line. Opt Lett. 1997 Dec 1;22(23):1811-3 Authors: Tearney GJ, Bouma BE, Fujimoto JG A rapid-scanning optical delay line that employs phase control has several advantages, including high speed, high duty cycle, phase- and group-delay independence, and group-velocity dispersion compensation, over existing optical delay methods for interferometric optical ranging applications. We discuss the grating-based phase-control ...
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  2. About Brett E. Bouma

    Brett E. Bouma

    Brett E. Bouma is an Associate Professor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Research focus is on the development of novel optical instrumentation and methods that address challenges in clinical medicine and basic biological research. Light is uniquely well suited for non-invasively interrogating the microscopic structure, molecular composition, and biomechanical properties of biological tissues. Realizing these capabilities in a practical instrument requires a multidisciplinary approach, focused on specific challenges, that integrates advanced concepts from physics, engineering and material science with biology and clinical experience. The location of our laboratory on the campus of a major clinical research hospital fosters regular interaction across these disciplinary areas.

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    1. We expect to see commercial devices available in a one- to two-year time frame.
      In America wakes up to 3-D human coronary artery imaging
    2. For diagnosing early-stage disease, the clinician has been basically looking for a needle in a haystack; so sampling only a few microscopic points of an organ, as we could with OCT, is clearly not sufficient.
      In Optical Technique Provides Improved 'Virtual Biopsies' Of Internal Surfaces
    3. One of the most exciting concepts would be to directly link OFDI with the delivery of therapy, such as laser treatment for early cancer.
      In Optical Technique Provides Improved 'Virtual Biopsies' Of Internal Surfaces