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    2. 3D registration of intravascular optical coherence tomography and cryo-image volumes for microscopic-resolution validation

      3D registration of intravascular optical coherence tomography and cryo-image volumes for microscopic-resolution validation
      High resolution, 100 frames/sec intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) can distinguish plaque types, but further validation is needed, especially for automated plaque characterization. We developed experimental and 3D registration methods, to provide validation of IVOCT pullback volumes using microscopic, brightfield and fluorescent cryoimage volumes, with optional, exactly registered cryo-histology. The innovation was a method to match an IVOCT pullback images, acquired in the catheter reference frame, to a true ...
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    3. Classification of calcium in intravascular OCT images for the purpose of intervention planning

      Classification of calcium in intravascular OCT images for the purpose of intervention planning
      The presence of extensive calcification is a primary concern when planning and implementing a vascular percutaneous intervention such as stenting. If the balloon does not expand, the interventionalist must blindly apply high balloon pressure, use an atherectomy device, or abort the procedure. As part of a project to determine the ability of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IVOCT) to aid intervention planning, we developed a method for automatic classification of calcium ...
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    4. Optical coherence tomography: A pathway from research to clinical practice

      Optical coherence tomography: A pathway from research to clinical practice
      For more than half a century, coronary angiography has been the goldstandard diagnostic test for the assessment of coronary artery disease, but it does not provide information about the components of the vascular wall, atherosclerosic disease burden, or the interaction of local devices with coronary artery walls. The development of intracoronary imaging techniques, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), was conceived with the objective to overcome coronary angiography limitations.
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    5. Multimodal ophthalmic imaging using swept source spectrally encoded scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography

      Multimodal ophthalmic imaging using swept source spectrally encoded scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography
      Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) benefit clinical diagnostic imaging in ophthalmology by enabling in vivo noninvasive en face and volumetric visualization of retinal structures, respectively. Spectrally encoding methods enable confocal imaging through fiber optics and reduces system complexity. Previous applications in ophthalmic imaging include spectrally encoded confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SECSLO) and a combined SECSLO-OCT system for image guidance, tracking, and registration. However, spectrally encoded imaging ...
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    6. Coronary optical coherence tomography: A practical overview of current clinical applications

      Coronary optical coherence tomography: A practical overview of current clinical applications
      Coronary optical coherence tomography has emerged as the most powerful in-vivo imaging modality to evaluate vessel structure in detail. It is a useful research tool that provides insights into the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. This technology has an important clinical role that is still being developed. We review the evidence on the wide spectrum of potential clinical applications for coronary optical coherence tomography, which encompass the successive stages in ...
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    7. Mechanisms of Very Late Drug-Eluting Stent Thrombosis Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Mechanisms of Very Late Drug-Eluting Stent Thrombosis Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Background The pathomechanisms underlying very late stent thrombosis (VLST) after implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES) are incompletely understood. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT), we investigated potential causes of this adverse event. Methods and Results Between August 2010 and December 2014, 64 patients were investigated at the time-point of VLST as part of an international OCT registry. OCT pullbacks were performed after restoration of flow and analyzed at 0.4mm. A ...
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    8. Comparison of Stent Expansion Guided by Optical Coherence Tomography Versus Intravascular Ultrasound : The ILUMIEN II Study (Observational Study of Optical Coherence Tomography [OCT] in Patients Undergoing Fractional Flow Reserve [FFR] and Percutaneous Co

      Comparison of Stent Expansion Guided by Optical Coherence Tomography Versus Intravascular Ultrasound : The ILUMIEN II Study (Observational Study of Optical Coherence Tomography [OCT] in Patients Undergoing Fractional Flow Reserve [FFR] and Percutaneous Co
      Background The most important predictor of adverse outcomes (thrombosis and restenosis) after stent implantation with IVUS guidance is the degree of stent expansion achieved. Methods We compared the relative degree of stent expansion (defined as the minimal stent area divided by the mean of the proximal and distal reference lumen areas) after OCT-guided stenting in patients in the ILUMIEN (Observational Study of Optical Coherence Tomography [OCT] in Patients Undergoing Fractional ...
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    9. Advances in the management of Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma

      Advances in the management of Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma
      The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has markedly increased in the United States over the last few decades. Barretts esophagus (BE) is the most significant known risk factor for this malignancy. Theoretically, screening and treating early BE should help prevent EAC but the exact incidence of BE and its progression to EAC is not entirely known and cost-effectiveness studies for Barretts screening are lacking. Over the last few years, there ...
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    10. Membrane Peeling-Induced Retinal Alterations on Intraoperative OCT in Vitreomacular Interface Disorders From the PIONEER Study

      Membrane Peeling-Induced Retinal Alterations on Intraoperative OCT in Vitreomacular Interface Disorders From the PIONEER Study
      Purpose : To assess retinal architectural alterations that occur following membrane peeling procedures and the impact of peel technique on these alterations utilizing intraoperative optical coherence tomography ( i OCT). Methods : This is a subanalysis of the prospective PIONEER i OCT study of eyes undergoing a membrane peeling for a vitreomacular interface (VMI) disorder. Intraoperative scanning was performed with a microscope-mounted OCT system. Macroarchitectural alterations (e.g., full-thickness retinal elevations) and microarchitectural ...
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    11. Measurement Of Biomechanical Properties In An OCT Image

      Measurement Of Biomechanical Properties In An OCT Image
      Systems and method are provided for evaluating a biomechanical property of tissue. A shear wave generator is configured to induce a shear wave in the tissue. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) imager is configured to capture a B-scan frame of the tissue. An image processing component is configured to determine a frequency of the shear wave in the tissue from the B-scan frame of the tissue at each of a ...
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    12. Comparative analysis method of permanent metallic stents (XIENCE) and bioresorbable poly-L-lactic (PLLA) scaffolds (Absorb) on optical coherence tomography at baseline and follow-up

      Comparative analysis method of permanent metallic stents (XIENCE) and bioresorbable poly-L-lactic (PLLA) scaffolds (Absorb) on optical coherence tomography at baseline and follow-up
      Aims: Fully bioresorbable Absorb poly-L-lactic-acid (PLLA) scaffolds (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) are a novel approach for the treatment of coronary narrowing. Due to the translucency of the material (PLLA), the optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement methods used in the ABSORB trials were unique but not applicable for permanent metallic stents. When the Absorb scaffold and metallic stents are compared in the context of randomised trials, it is challenging ...
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    13. Development and Application of Optical Coherence Elastography for Corneal Biomechanics (Thesis)

      Development and Application of Optical Coherence Elastography for Corneal Biomechanics (Thesis)
      The biomechanical properties of the cornea are an important determinant of both the shape and function of the human visual system. Measuring the biomechanical properties on an in vivo basis requires the development of technologies not typically associated with mechanical measurement. Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE) is an optical based measurement capable of measuring micron level displacements in accessible tissues. The application of OCE to corneal measurement was made possible by ...
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    14. Cleveland Clinic Receives NIH Grant to Study Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery

      Cleveland Clinic Receives NIH Grant to Study Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery
      ...ial. In addition to the research activity, r. Ehlers will enroll in the Clinical Research Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve University to further hone his research skills and develop a foundation for a successful ...
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    Case Western Reserve University

    Case Western Reserve University. Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University.   Here at the BIL our researchers focus on the development of optical imaging technologies with focus on the development of solutions to specific clinical or research applications. Our primary tool of optical imaging is optical coherence tomography (OCT).