1. Claude Boccara

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    2. En face coherence microscopy

      En face coherence microscopy
      En face coherence microscopy or flying spot or full field optical coherence tomography or microscopy (FF-OCT/FF-OCM) belongs to the OCT family because the sectioning ability is mostly linked to the source coherence length. In this article we will focus our attention on the advantages and the drawbacks of the following approaches: en face versus B scan tomography in terms of resolution, coherent versus incoherent illumination and influence of aberrations ...
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    3. Diffuse shear wave imaging: toward passive elastography using low-frame rate spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

      Diffuse shear wave imaging: toward passive elastography using low-frame rate spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can map the stiffness of biological tissue by imaging mechanical perturbations (shear waves) propagating in the tissue. Most shear wave elastography (SWE) techniques rely on active shear sources to generate controlled displacements that are tracked at ultrafast imaging rates. Here, we propose a noise-correlation approach to retrieve stiffness information from the imaging of diffuse displacement fields using low-frame rate spectral-domain OCT. We demonstrated the method on ...
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    4. Intracellular dynamics measurements with full field optical coherence tomography suggest hindering effect of actomyosin contractility on organelle transport

      Intracellular dynamics measurements with full field optical coherence tomography suggest hindering effect of actomyosin contractility on organelle transport
      ...pectrum microscopy,” Cell 158(4), 822–832 (2014). [Crossref] [PubMed] C. Apelian, F. Harms, O. Thouvenin, and A. C. Boccara, “Dynamic full field optical coherence tomography: subcellular metabolic contrast revealed in ti...
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    5. Adaptive optics full-field optical coherence tomography

      Adaptive optics full-field optical coherence tomography
      We describe a simple and compact full-field optical coherence tomography (FFOCT) setup coupled to a transmissive liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LCSLM) to induce or correct aberrations. To reduce the system complexity, strict pupil conjugation was abandoned because low-order aberrations are often dominant. We experimentally confirmed a recent theoretical and experimental demonstration that the image resolution was almost insensitive to aberrations that mostly induce a reduction of the signal level ...
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    6. Full-field spatially incoherent illumination interferometry: a spatial resolution almost insensitive to aberrations

      Full-field spatially incoherent illumination interferometry: a spatial resolution almost insensitive to aberrations
      We show that with spatially incoherent illumination, the point spread function (PSF) width/spatial resolution of an imaging interferometer like that used in full-field optical coherence tomography (OCT) is almost insensitive to aberrations. In these systems, aberrations mostly induce a reduction of the signal level that leads to a loss of the signal-to-noise ratio without broadening the system PSF. This is demonstrated by comparison with traditional scanning OCT and wide-field ...
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    7. High-resolution handheld rigid endomicroscope based on full-field optical coherence tomography

      High-resolution handheld rigid endomicroscope based on full-field optical coherence tomography
      Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is a powerful tool for nondestructive assessment of biological tissue, i.e., for the structural examination of tissue in depth at a cellular resolution. Mostly known as a microscopy device for ex vivo analysis, FF-OCT has also been adapted to endoscopy setups since it shows good potential for in situ cancer diagnosis and biopsy guidance. Nevertheless, all the attempts to perform endoscopic FF-OCT imaging did ...
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    8. Dynamic full field optical coherence tomography: subcellular metabolic contrast revealed in tissues by temporal analysis of interferometric signals

      Dynamic full field optical coherence tomography: subcellular metabolic contrast revealed in tissues by temporal analysis of interferometric signals
      We developed a new endogenous approach to reveal subcellular metabolic contrast in fresh ex vivo tissues taking advantage of the time dependence of the full field optical coherence tomography interferometric signals. This method reveals signals linked with local activity of the endogenous scattering elements which can reveal cells where other imaging techniques fail or need exogenous contrast agents. We benefit from the micrometric transverse resolution of full field OCT to ...
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    9. Optical tissue sectioning using full field optical coherence tomography

      Optical tissue sectioning using full field optical coherence tomography
      According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a multimodal optical sectioning microscope (200, 400, 600) for full-field imaging of a volumic and scattering sample comprising: --a full-field OCT system for providing an image of a first section in depth of the sample comprising an illumination sub-system (201, 401, 601) and a full-field imaging interferometer with a detection sub system (208, 408, 608) and an optical conjugation device for ...
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    10. Rapid evaluation of fresh ex vivo kidney tissue with full-field optical coherence tomography

      Rapid evaluation of fresh ex vivo kidney tissue with full-field optical coherence tomography
      Background: Full-field optical coherence tomography (FFOCT) is a real-time imaging technique that rapidly generates images reminiscent of histology without any tissue processing, warranting its exploration for evaluation of ex vivo kidney tissue. Methods: Fresh tissue sections from tumor and adjacent nonneoplastic kidney ( n = 25 nephrectomy specimens; clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) = 12, papillary RCC (PRCC) = 4, chromophobe RCC (ChRCC) = 4, papillary urothelial carcinoma (PUC) = 1, angiomyolipoma (AML) = 2 and ...
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  2. About Claude Boccara

    Claude Boccara

    A. Claude Boccara was Dean of Research at ESPCI-ParisTech. Among the optical methods he has developed new microscopies to increase depth and lateral resolution. Recently, ultimate measurements have found new fields of application going from detection of gravitational waves to 3-D imaging though scattering media. He has published more than 300 scientific articles (ISI/ Boccara A* or Boccara C) in international journals. In 2007 he founded the start-up LLTech devoted to medical imaging and diagnostics.

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    1. The system provides pictures of excellent quality that you can browse easily from the centimeter down to the micrometer scale. I confess having been amazed by the results. This new tool already makes my fellows biologists and physicians enthusiastic: its worth trying it, you will like it.
      In LLTech launches the ultra high resolution - micron level - 3D Light-CT scanner for research
    2. "The CT principle involves using light with a relatively broad spectrum, and the broader the spectrum is, the better the sectioning ability of the technique...That illumination commonly comes from a superluminescent diode or an ultrashort pulsed laser, but Light-CT is completely different.
      In LLTech brings optical biopsies to operating theaters: Coherence tomography technique allows surgeons to see biopsy results in 3D and almost real-time.