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    2. Post-Doctoral Fellowship at British Columbia Cancer Research Institute

      Post-Doctoral Fellowship at British Columbia Cancer Research Institute
      POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP The Optical Cancer Imaging Lab ( OCIL ) at the BC Cancer Research Institute ( BCCRI ) in Vancouver, Canada, has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The OCIL develops and validates non-invasive high-resolution optical tools for the early detection and management of cancer. Our research includes all aspects of optical imaging and spectroscopy for the in vivo , ex vivo , and in silica evaluation of tissues from sites including lung, cervix, oral ...
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    3. software development TO OPTIMIZE THE minimal detectable difference IN huMAN AIRWAY IMAGES CAPTURED USING optical coherence tomography

      software development TO OPTIMIZE THE minimal detectable difference IN huMAN AIRWAY IMAGES CAPTURED USING optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging methodology that can be used to assess human airways. OCT avoids the harmful effects of ionizing radiation and has a high spatial resolution making it well suited for imaging the structure of small airways. Analysis of OCT airway images has typically been performed manually by tracing the airway with a relatively high coefficient of variation. The purpose of this study was to develop ...
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    4. Airway luminal area and the resistive work of breathing during exercise in healthy young females and males

      Airway luminal area and the resistive work of breathing during exercise in healthy young females and males
      We examined the relationship between the work of breathing (W b ) during exercise and in vivo measures of airway size in healthy females and males. We hypothesized that sex-differences in airway luminal area (Ai) would explain the larger resistive W b during exercise in females. Healthy participants (n=11 females and n=11 males; 19-30 y) completed a cycle exercise test to exhaustion where W b was assessed using an ...
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    5. Small airway dilation measured by endoscopic optical coherence tomography correlates with chronic lung allograft dysfunction

      Small airway dilation measured by endoscopic optical coherence tomography correlates with chronic lung allograft dysfunction
      Significance: Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is the leading cause of death in transplant patients who survive past the first year post-transplant. Current diagnosis is based on sustained decline in lung function; there is a need for tools that can identify CLAD onset. Aim: Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) can visualize structural changes in the small airways, which are of interest in CLAD progression. We aim to identify OCT features ...
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    6. Feasibility of combined optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging for visualization of needle biopsy placement

      Feasibility of combined optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging for visualization of needle biopsy placement
      Significance: Diagnosis of suspicious lung nodules requires precise collection of relevant biopsies for histopathological analysis. Using optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging (OCT-AFI) to improve diagnostic yield in parts of the lung inaccessible to larger imaging methods may allow for reducing complications related to the alternative of computed tomography-guided biopsy. Aim: Feasibility of OCT-AFI combined with a commercially available lung biopsy needle was demonstrated for visualization of needle puncture sites ...
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    7. Imaging intracellular motion with dynamic micro-optical coherence tomography

      Imaging intracellular motion with dynamic micro-optical coherence tomography
      This paper describes a new technology that uses 1-m-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain cross-sectional images of intracellular dynamics with dramatically enhanced image contrast. This so-called dynamic OCT (d-OCT) is accomplished by acquiring a time series of OCT images and conducting power frequency analysis of the temporal fluctuations that arise from intracellular motion on a pixel-per-pixel basis. Here, we demonstrate d-OCT imaging of freshly excised human esophageal and cervical ...
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    8. Submillimeter diameter rotary-pullback fiber-optic endoscope for narrowband red-green-blue reflectance, optical coherence tomography, and autofluorescence in vivo imaging

      Submillimeter diameter rotary-pullback fiber-optic endoscope for narrowband red-green-blue reflectance, optical coherence tomography, and autofluorescence in vivo imaging
      A fiber-based endoscopic imaging system combining narrowband red-green-blue (RGB) reflectance with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and autofluorescence imaging (AFI) has been developed. The system uses a submillimeter diameter rotary-pullback double-clad fiber imaging catheter for sample illumination and detection. The imaging capabilities of each modality are presented and demonstrated with images of a multicolored card, fingerprints, and tongue mucosa. Broadband imaging, which was done to compare with narrowband sources, revealed better ...
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    9. Systems for optical imaging of biological tissues

      Systems for optical imaging of biological tissues
      A fiber-based polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) system uses a new polarization diversity detection (PDD) scheme and requires no active polarization modulating components. Retardation of the sample can be determined from amplitudes of arbitrarily-oriented x- and y-components of the reflected light. A hybrid custom 50/50 coupler with single-mode fiber inputs and polarization maintaining (PM) fiber outputs combines light from sample and reference arms of an interferometer. Another embodiment ...
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    10. Depth-multiplexed optical coherence tomography dual-beam manually-actuated distortion-corrected imaging (DMDI) with a micromotor catheter

      Depth-multiplexed optical coherence tomography dual-beam manually-actuated distortion-corrected imaging (DMDI) with a micromotor catheter
      We present a new micromotor catheter implementation of dual-beam manually-actuated distortion-corrected imaging (DMDI). The new catheter called a depth-multiplexed dual-beam micromotor catheter, or mDBMC, maintains the primary advantage of unlimited field-of-view distortion-corrected imaging along the catheter axis. The mDBMC uses a polarization beam splitter and cube mirror to create two beams that scan circularly with approximately constant separation at the catheter surface. This arrangement also multiplexes both imaging channels into ...
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    11. Dual-beam manually actuated distortion-corrected imaging (DMDI): two dimensional scanning with a single-axis galvanometer

      Dual-beam manually actuated distortion-corrected imaging (DMDI): two dimensional scanning with a single-axis galvanometer
      We recently demonstrated a new two-dimensional imaging paradigm called dual-beam manually actuated distortion-corrected imaging (DMDI). This technique uses a single mechanical scanner and two spatially separated beams to determine relative sample velocity and simultaneously corrects image distortions due to manual actuation. DMDI was first demonstrated using a rotating dual-beam micromotor catheter. Here, we present a new implementation of DMDI using a single axis galvanometer to scan a pair of beams ...
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    12. Correction of motion artifacts in endoscopic optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence images based on azimuthal en face image registration

      Correction of motion artifacts in endoscopic optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence images based on azimuthal en face image registration
      We present a method for the correction of motion artifacts present in two- and three-dimensionalin vivoendoscopic images produced by rotary-pullback catheters. This method can correct for cardiac/breathing-based motion artifacts and catheter-based motion artifacts such as nonuniform rotational distortion (NURD). This method assumes thaten facetissue imaging contains slowly varying structures that are roughly parallel to the pullback axis. The method reduces motion artifacts using a dynamic time warping solution through ...
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    13. Early Cancer Detection (Book Chapter)

      Early Cancer Detection (Book Chapter)
      Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide as the majority of patient shave advanced disease at diagnosis. Detection and early treatment of pre-invasive and minimally invasive lung cancer can significantly improve the current 5-year survival of 18%, Endoscopic optical imaging (such as autoflourescence imaging), NBI, and OCT provide sensitive means to rapidly scan the central airways , in order to detect early lung cancer for biopsy confirmation and ...
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    14. Optical Coherence Tomography: A Review (Book Chapter)

      Optical Coherence Tomography: A Review (Book Chapter)
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT), with polarization-sensitive (PS), Doppler, and autofluorescence (AF) capabilities, is emerging as a promising bronchoscopic diagnostic tool. In the upper and central airways, it allows accurate real-time airway measurements to assist bronchoscopic assessment of obstructive sleep apnea, severity of tracheomalacia, airway stenosis, or extent of tumor involvement into the bronchial wall or distally beyond the bronchoscopic view. OCT can visualize cellular and extracellular structures at and below ...
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  2. About British Columbia Cancer Agency

    British Columbia Cancer Agency

    The BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Scientists and researchers perform basic, epidemiologic, and clinical research on cancer prevention, early diagnosis of cancer, the molecular and genetic characteristics of the cancer process, and basic research related to new treatments for cancer. With direct links to the cancer centres across the province, discoveries at the BCCRC are quickly translated into clinical applications.