1. David D. Sampson

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    2. Two-photon polymerisation 3D printed freeform micro-optics for optical coherence tomography fibre probes

      Two-photon polymerisation 3D printed freeform micro-optics for optical coherence tomography fibre probes
      Miniaturised optical coherence tomography (OCT) fibre-optic probes have enabled high-resolution cross-sectional imaging deep within the body. However, existing OCT fibre-optic probe fabrication methods cannot generate miniaturised freeform optics, which limits our ability to fabricate probes with both complex optical function and dimensions comparable to the optical fibre diameter. Recently, major advances in two-photon direct laser writing have enabled 3D printing of arbitrary three-dimensional micro/nanostructures with a surface roughness acceptable ...
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    3. Label‐free volumetric imaging of conjunctival collecting lymphatics ex vivo by optical coherence tomography lymphangiography

      Label‐free volumetric imaging of conjunctival collecting lymphatics ex vivo by optical coherence tomography lymphangiography
      We employ optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence microscopy (OCM) to study conjunctival lymphatics in porcine eyes ex vivo . This study is a precursor to the development of in vivo imaging of the collecting lymphatics for potentially guiding and monitoring glaucoma filtration surgery. OCT scans at 1300 nm and higher‐resolution OCM scans at 785 nm reveal the lymphatic vessels via their optical transparency. Equivalent signal characteristics are also ...
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    4. Realistic simulation and experiment reveals the importance of scatterer microstructure in optical coherence tomography image formation

      Realistic simulation and experiment reveals the importance of scatterer microstructure in optical coherence tomography image formation
      Realistic simulation of image formation in optical coherence tomography, based on Maxwells equations, has recently been demonstrated for sample volumes of practical significance. Yet, there remains a limitation whereby reducing the size of cells used to construct a computational grid, thus allowing for a more realistic representation of scatterer microstructure, necessarily reduces the overall sample size that can be modelled. This is a significant problem since, as is well known ...
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    5. A study of the effects of supine position and fluid intake on normal airway geometry using anatomical optical coherence tomography

      A study of the effects of supine position and fluid intake on normal airway geometry using anatomical optical coherence tomography
      Airway inhalation injuries are present in up to a third of all major burns patients and are the leading cause of mortality among this population. Understanding the mechanism of injury could minimise oedema (swelling) and airway damage. In this study, we present an anatomical OCT (aOCT) imaging system, based on a 1300-nm wavelength, high-speed, long-range MEMS-VCSEL swept laser source, for real-time volumetric imaging and assessment of inhalation injuries in airways ...
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    6. Special Section Guest Editorial: Commemorating 25 Years of Optical Coherence Tomography: a Perspective on Biomedical Applications

      Special Section Guest Editorial: Commemorating 25 Years of Optical Coherence Tomography: a Perspective on Biomedical Applications
      ptical coherence tomography (OCT) has become a major medical imaging technology in the time since its inception now more than 25 years ago. During this time, OCT has become very well established in ophthalmology, and this application area largely dominates the field. Next in importance and stage of development is cardiovascular medicine, also a strongly commercial technology, but at an earlier stage and a slower pace of uptake than ophthalmology ...
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    7. Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Elastography Images Cellular-Scale Stiffness of Mouse Aorta

      Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Elastography Images Cellular-Scale Stiffness of Mouse Aorta
      Cellular-scale imaging of the mechanical properties of tissue has helped to reveal the origins of disease; however, cellular-scale resolution is not readily achievable in intact tissue volumes. Here, we demonstrate volumetric imaging of Youngs modulus using ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence elastography, and apply it to characterizing the stiffness of mouse aortas. We achieve isotropic resolution of better than 15 m over a 1-mm lateral field of view through the entire depth ...
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    8. Research Associate / Research Fellow Microscope-in-a-Needle at the University of Western Australia

      Research Associate / Research Fellow Microscope-in-a-Needle at the University of Western Australia
      ...ob/499437/research-associate-research-fellow-microscopeinaneedle, http://www.obel.ee.uwa.edu.au or email Prof David Sampson David.Sampson@uwa.edu.au   Closing date:  Friday 5 January 2018 This position is open to i...
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    9. Flexible needle with integrated optical coherence tomography probe for imaging during transbronchial tissue aspiration

      Flexible needle with integrated optical coherence tomography probe for imaging during transbronchial tissue aspiration
      Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) of small lesions or lymph nodes in the lung may result in nondiagnostic tissue samples. We demonstrate the integration of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe into a 19-gauge flexible needle for lung tissue aspiration. This probe allows simultaneous visualization and aspiration of the tissue. By eliminating the need for insertion and withdrawal of a separate imaging probe, this integrated design minimizes the risk of dislodging ...
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    10. Axial Length Variation Impacts on Superficial Retinal Vessel Density and Foveal Avascular Zone Area Measurements Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Axial Length Variation Impacts on Superficial Retinal Vessel Density and Foveal Avascular Zone Area Measurements Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
      Purpose : To evaluate the impact of image magnification correction on superficial retinal vessel density (SRVD) and foveal avascular zone area (FAZA) measurements using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods : Participants with healthy retinas were recruited for ocular biometry, refraction, and RTVue XR Avanti OCTA imaging with the 3 3-mm protocol. The foveal and parafoveal SRVD and FAZA were quantified with custom software before and after correction for magnification error using ...
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    11. OncoRes Medical backed by MRCF to develop innovative imaging technology for breast cancer surgery

      OncoRes Medical backed by MRCF to develop innovative imaging technology for breast cancer surgery
      ...pic level. The engineers include Dr. Brendan Kennedy, Dr. Robert McLaughlin, Dr. Kelsey Kennedy and Professor David Sampson from the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western ...
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    12. The emergence of optical elastography in biomedicine

      The emergence of optical elastography in biomedicine
      Optical elastography, the use of optics to characterize and map the mechanical properties of biological tissue, involves measuring the deformation of tissue in response to a load. Such measurements may be used to form an image of a mechanical property, often elastic modulus, with the resulting mechanical contrast complementary to the more familiar optical contrast. Optical elastography is experiencing new impetus in response to developments in the closely related fields ...
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    13. Depth-encoded optical coherence elastography for simultaneous volumetric imaging of two tissue faces

      Depth-encoded optical coherence elastography for simultaneous volumetric imaging of two tissue faces
      Depth-encoded optical coherence elastography (OCE) enables simultaneous acquisition of two three-dimensional (3D) elastograms from opposite sides of a sample. By the choice of suitable path-length differences in each of two interferometers, the detected carrier frequencies are separated, allowing depth-ranging from each interferometer to be performed simultaneously using a single spectrometer. We demonstrate depth-encoded OCE on a silicone phantom and a freshly excised sample of mouse liver. This technique minimizes the ...
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  2. About David D. Sampson

    David D. Sampson

    David Sampson is the Head of the Optical and Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering Computing & Mathematics at The University of Western Australia. Professor Sampson has over fifteen years research experience in the fields of optics and photonics, and applications in communications, sensors, and biomedicine. His early research in optical communications centred on the technique of photonic code-division multiple access (CDMA). He continues to be well cited for his contributions, which include the invention of several schemes based on broadband light, practical demonstrations, and the understanding of fundamental limits of the optical version of this widely used communications technique. He has also made contributions to wavelength-division multiplexing transmission and networking, through his studies of schemes based on spectrally slicing broadband light. His early demonstration of the modification of the gain spectrum of an optical amplifier through cascaded sections of differently doped fibres predated an explosion of work on gain flattening in optical amplifiers. At UWA, Prof. Sampson's interests switched to the field of biomedical optical engineering, with an emphasis on imaging and microscopy. His group, the Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, is involved in activities ranging from the invention and investigation of new optical techniques to the engineering of these techniques into practical instruments for application in biology or medicine. A major emphasis of his research is the coherent imaging modality optical coherence tomography, which continues the theme, begun in his communications research, of exploitation of the coherence properties of broadband light sources. His interest in coherent imaging has recently been extended to Fourier holography. He is also interested in tissue optics and diffuse light propagation in tissue. Outcomes in optical coherence tomography (OCT) span theory, technology and applications. Theoretical contributions include the determination of limits on resolution set by absorption and dispersion in tissue, and an understanding of OCT speckle. Technology outcomes have centered on frequency-domain optical delay line technology, including demonstrations of ultra-long scanning, variable and dynamic dispersion compensation, and achromatic phase shifting. His most significant practical outcome has been in the development of anatomical OCT, which has enabled the first quantitative long-term bedside observations of the human upper airway during sleep, and which is being used to study sleep apnoea. He remains vitally interested in skin cancer diagnosis through low cost means, and has demonstrated a method based on diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to differentiate between malignant melanoma and benign naevi (moles) in vivo. His most recent outcome is the demonstration of a Fourier holographic microscopy technique that can characterise microstructure in biological samples without directly resolving it, making it possible to quantify large sample areas in a single image. Prof. Sampson has formed strong collaborations with biological and medical researchers and clinicians. He is a strong promoter of the importance of interdisciplinary engagement as the basis for a stimulating and productive intellectual environment. Prof. Sampson has attracted career research funding of $10.18M, including $1.70M from industry, and published in excess of 60 journal articles with an average citation rate of 8.9 per paper and in excess of 500 ISI citations. He has been invited to speak at 17 conferences in the last five years. He has previously been an associate editor for the Optical Society of America's Applied Optics (1999-2005) and has been involved in the running of more than 20 conferences, including representing the Asia Pacific for the Optical Fiber Communications conference (1996-1998), serving as Technical Programme Chair for the Asia Pacific Communications conference (1997), co-chairing Focus on Microscopy (2006), and chairing the International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors in 2008.

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    1. This is a newsworthy application for those working in the ICU..."Infection is an ever-present risk, and an easier way to check for biofilm could see such checks done more often and infection rates lowered, which would be a great outcome.
      In OCT May Speed Detection Of Pneumonia-Related Bacteria In ICU Patients, Reports Journal Of Biomedical Optics