1. Costel Flueraru

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    2. Analysis of low-scattering regions in optical coherence tomography: applications to neurography and lymphangiography

      Analysis of low-scattering regions in optical coherence tomography: applications to neurography and lymphangiography
      Analysis of semi-transparent low scattering biological structures in optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been actively pursued in the context of lymphatic imaging, with most approaches relying on the relative absence of signal as a means of detection. Here we present an alternate methodology based on spatial speckle statistics, utilizing the similarity of a distribution of given voxel intensities to the power distribution function of pure noise, to visualize the low-scattering ...
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    3. Analysis of low-scattering regions in optical coherence tomography

      Analysis of low-scattering regions in optical coherence tomography
      Analysis of semi-transparent low scattering biological structures in optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been actively pursued in the context of lymphatic imaging, with most approaches relying on the relative absence of signal as a means of detection. Here we present an alternate methodology based on spatial speckle statistics, utilizing the similarity of a distribution of given voxel intensities to the power distribution function of pure noise, to visualize the low-scattering ...
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    4. Full Range Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography with Ultra Small Fiber Probes for Biomedical Imaging (Book Chapter)

      Full Range Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography with Ultra Small Fiber Probes for Biomedical Imaging (Book Chapter)
      Biomedical imaging is becoming an indispensable branch within bioengineering. This research field has recently expanded due to the requirement of high-level medical diagnostics and rapid development of interdisciplinary modern technologies. This book is designed to present the most recent advances in instrumentation, methods, and image processing as well as clinical applications in important areas of biomedical imaging. It provides broad coverage of the field of biomedical imaging, with particular attention ...
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    5. Preclinical quantitative in-vivo assessment of skin tissue vascularity in radiation-induced fibrosis with optical coherence tomography

      Preclinical quantitative in-vivo assessment of skin tissue vascularity in radiation-induced fibrosis with optical coherence tomography
      Radiation therapy (RT) is widely and effectively used for cancer treatment but can also cause deleterious side effects, such as a late-toxicity complication called radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF). Accurate diagnosis of RIF requires analysis of histological sections to assess extracellular matrix infiltration. This is invasive, prone to sampling limitations, and thus rarely used; instead, current practice relies on subjective clinical surrogates, including visual observation, palpation, and patient symptomatology questionnaires. This preclinical ...
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    6. Preclinical longitudinal imaging of tumor microvascular radiobiological response with functional optical coherence tomography

      Preclinical longitudinal imaging of tumor microvascular radiobiological response with functional optical coherence tomography
      Radiation therapy (RT) is widely used for cancer treatment, alone or in combination with other therapies. Recent RT advances have revived interest in delivering higher dose in fewer fractions, which may invoke both cellular and microvascular damage mechanisms. Microvasculature may thus be a potentially sensitive functional biomarker of RT early response, especially for such emerging RT treatments. However it is difficult to measure directly and non-invasively, and its time course ...
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    7. IMPROVED ARTERIAL TISSUE DIFFERENTIATION BY SPECTROSCOPIC OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

      IMPROVED ARTERIAL TISSUE DIFFERENTIATION BY SPECTROSCOPIC OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a relatively new imaging modality similar with ultrasound where the sound waves are replaced by ballistic photons. OCT provides images at high spatial resolution which allow for the identification of micron size morphological tissue structures. A high impact application is visualization of arterial wall and atherosclerotic plaques. Despite high spatial resolution to complete the transfer of this imaging modality into clinical environment there is a ...
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    8. Feature Of The Week 4/21/13: University of Toronto Investigates Analysis of OCT Speckle to Differentiate Tissue Disease State

      Feature Of The Week 4/21/13: University of Toronto Investigates Analysis of OCT Speckle to Differentiate Tissue Disease State
      Optical coherence tomography is playing an increasingly important role in the differentiation between normal and diseased tissue states in situ. While OCTs resolution is typically on the micrometer scale and is generally insufficient for direct visualization of cellular organelles and cellular level changes, as these are submicrometer in size. Recently researchers at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University Health Network, and National Research Council Canada published some ...
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    9. Optical catheter with rotary optical cap

      Optical catheter with rotary optical cap
      A scanning optical head for a catheter is locally controlled by a motor at an insertion end of the catheter uses a hollow motor through which a longitudinal optical path of the catheter passes. This permits the motor to be positioned between a control base of the catheter and avoids rotating the whole fiber, and therefore makes the beam scanning stable and accurate. In addition, because there is no coupling ...
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    10. Dual-Source Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Reconstructed on Integrated Spectrum

      Dual-Source Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Reconstructed on Integrated Spectrum
      Dual-source swept-source optical coherence tomography (DS-SSOCT) has two individual sources with different central wavelengths, linewidth, and bandwidths. Because of the difference between the two sources, the individually reconstructed tomograms from each source have different aspect ratio, which makes the comparison and integration difficult. We report a method to merge two sets of DS-SSOCT raw data in a common spectrum, on which both data have the same spectrum density and a ...
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    11. Performance analysis of a swept-source optical coherence tomography system with a quadrature interferometer and optical amplification

      Performance analysis of a swept-source optical coherence tomography system with a quadrature interferometer and optical amplification
      A performance analysis of signal to noise ratio for an optical coherence tomography system with quadrature detection and a semiconductor optical amplifier in the sample arm is discussed. The results are compared and discussed in relation to a conventional OCT system (without optical amplification). An increase of the signal to noise ratio up to 14 dB at a depth of 0.5 mm is obtained compared to the system without ...
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  2. About Costel Flueraru

    Costel Flueraru

    Costel Flueraru received an MS in engineering physics and a PhD in physics from the University of Bucharest Romania. During his PhD program, he conducted research in the Department of Applied Physics Applied Optics Group, University of Twente, Netherlands. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Postdam, Germany, and the Max Planck Institute for Interfaces and Colloids, Berlin, Germany, where he investigated nonlinear optical properties of organic materials. He was a visiting fellow at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Science, National Research Council NRC, Canada, before joining the optics group at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences, NRC, in 2001. He is now with the Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council of Canada.