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    2. Micro-optical coherence tomography for high-resolution morphologic imaging of cellular and nerval corneal micro-structures

      Micro-optical coherence tomography for high-resolution morphologic imaging of cellular and nerval corneal micro-structures
      We demonstrate the highest resolution (1.51.51 m) micrometer optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the morphologic micro-structure of excised swine and non-human primate corneas. Besides epithelial, stromal, and endothelial cell morphology, this report focuses on investigating the most peripheral corneal nerve fibers, the nerve fibers of the subbasal plexus (SBP). Alterations of SBP nerve density and composition are reportedly linked to major neurologic disorders, such as diabetic neuropathy ...
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    3. Study of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Enteric Neural Pathology in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

      Study of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Enteric Neural Pathology in Patients With Parkinson's Disease
      The purpose of this study is to establish the esophageal pathology findings as imaged with tethered capsule microscopy in subjects with Parkinson Disease. Images from patients with Parkinson disease will be compared to our previously obtained images in healthy subjects to establish the spectrum of esophageal pathologies occurring in patients with Parkinson disease by OCT imaging. In the case of imaging internal luminal organs, like the esophagus, OCT light is ...
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    4. Feasibility Study to Assess a Trans-nasal Intestinal Potential Difference Probe

      Feasibility Study to Assess a Trans-nasal Intestinal Potential Difference Probe
      Increased gastrointestinal (GI) permeability is associated to several GI conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Healthy intestinal walls limit only specific molecules to cross into the body. "Leaky gut" is a condition of unregulated and increased gut permeability that allows unwanted antigens, pathogens and microbial toxins into the bloodstream(1). This in turn leads to a subsequent immune response that includes the production of inflammatory mediators. Leaky gut is ...
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    5. Optical Imaging of Gastrointestinal Biopsy Samples and Their Correlation With Histology

      Optical Imaging of Gastrointestinal Biopsy Samples and Their Correlation With Histology
      The investigators have previously developed optical imaging systems that have been able to provide highly detailed images of tissue structures in multiple application areas including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, and Pulmonology. They are looking to continue the advancement of these various technologies under development. The population will include subjects who are undergoing elective esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy, colonoscopy with biopsy, and/or endo-mucosal resection.The endoscopist will take no more than 3 biopsies ...
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    6. Evaluation of Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy as a Screening Tool for Barrett's Esophagus in the Primary Care Setting

      Evaluation of Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy as a Screening Tool for Barrett's Esophagus in the Primary Care Setting
      The investigators have developed a tethered capsule OCT device intended as an inexpensive screening tool for BE. The capsule, which is attached to a thin, flexible tether, is reusable after being processed by a standard disinfection technique. Used without sedation, the capsule is swallowed by the participant and travels in the esophagus to the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) via peristalsis. Cross-sectional microscopic OCT images of the entire esophagus are collected during ...
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    7. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Optical Coherence Tomography) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Optical Coherence Tomography) at Massachusetts General Hospital
      ... cover letter describing any previous research training and specific areas of interest. Employer Description Guillermo J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. Tearney Lab – Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospi...
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    8. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (In Vivo Microscopy) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (In Vivo Microscopy) at Massachusetts General Hospital
      ... cover letter describing any previous research training and specific areas of interest. Employer Description Guillermo J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. Tearney Lab – Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospi...
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    9. System and method for facilitating manual and/or automatic volumetric imaging with real-time tension or force feedback using a tethered imaging device

      System and method for facilitating manual and/or automatic volumetric imaging with real-time tension or force feedback using a tethered imaging device
      According to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, apparatus, device and method can be provided which can provide imaging of biological tissues, e.g., luminal organs in vivo, using optical techniques in an automatic or semiautomatic manner. The exemplary apparatus, device and method can utilize a tethered capsule catheter with a mechanism for manual, semi-automatic or automatic traversing in the luminal organ with a controlled velocity and/or image quality ...
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    10. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Less Invasive Assessment of Inflammation and Subepithelial Remodeling in Eosinophlic Esophagitis Patients

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Less Invasive Assessment of Inflammation and Subepithelial Remodeling in Eosinophlic Esophagitis Patients
      ... Inflammation and Subepithelial Remodeling in Eosinophlic Esophagitis Patients. The principal investigator is Guillermo Tearney. Below is a summary of the proposed work.

      Eosinophilic e...

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    11. 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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    12. Stromal Nerve Imaging and Tracking Using Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography

      Stromal Nerve Imaging and Tracking Using Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography
      urpose : To image, track and map the nerve fiber distribution in excised rabbit corneas over the entire stromal thickness using micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) to develop a screening tool for early peripheral neuropathy. Methods : Excised rabbit corneas were consecutively imaged by a custom-designed OCT prototype and a commercial laser scanning fluorescence confocal microscope. The OCT images with a field of view of approximately 1 1 mm were recorded with axial ...
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    13. Apparatus and methods for mirror tunnel imaging device and for providing pseudobessel beams in a miniaturized optical system for imaging

      Apparatus and methods for mirror tunnel imaging device and for providing pseudobessel beams in a miniaturized optical system for imaging
      Exemplary apparatus and method are provided for illuminating a sample. With such exemplary apparatus and/or method, it is possible to, using at least one source arrangement, provide at least one first electro-magnetic radiation. Using an optical system of an optics arrangement, it is possible to receive the first electro-magnetic radiation(s), and modifying the at least one first electro-magnetic radiation to be at least one second electro-magnetic radiation so ...
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    14. Devices, systems, methods and storage mediums using full range optical coherence tomography

      Devices, systems, methods and storage mediums using full range optical coherence tomography
      One or more devices, systems, methods and storage mediums for performing continuously, full range optical coherence tomography (OCT) without losing A-lines are provided. Examples of such applications include imaging, evaluating and diagnosing biological objects, such as, but not limited to, for cardio and/or ophthalmic applications, and being obtained via one or more optical instruments, such as, but not limited to, optical probes (e.g., common path probes), catheters, endoscopes ...
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    15. Capsule Endomicroscopy for Visualization of the Small Intestine in EED Population in Pakistan

      Capsule Endomicroscopy for Visualization of the Small Intestine in EED Population in Pakistan
      The laboratory has developed a minimally invasive screening method known as tethered capsule endomicroscopy (TCE) for imaging intestinal mucosa. With TCE, an unsedated subject swallows a tethered pill, which captures microscopic images of the entire esophagus, stomach, and small intestine, as it is naturally transits these organs via peristalsis and under the influence of gravity. The capsule implements a microscopic imaging technology called optical coherence tomography (OCT) that obtains 10-m-resolution ...
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    16. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Unique Value of Real-Time Shear Stress To Enhance Coronary Disease Management

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Unique Value of Real-Time Shear Stress To Enhance Coronary Disease Management
      ... Unique Value of Real-Time Shear Stress To Enhance Coronary Disease Management. The principal investigator is Guillermo Tearney. Below is a summary of the proposed work.

      Management of ...

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  2. About Guillermo J. Tearney

    Guillermo J. Tearney

    Guillermo Tearney M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, an Affiliated Faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and the Associate Director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts Genera lHospital. Dr. Tearney received his MD magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

     

    Dr. Tearney’s research interests are focused on the development and clinical validation of non-invasive, high-resolution optical imaging methods for disease diagnosis. Dr. Tearney's lab was the first to perform human imaging in the coronary arteries and gastrointestinal tract in vivo with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which provides cross-sectional images of tissue architectural microstructure at a resolution of 10 μm. He has also conducted many of the seminal studies validating OCT and is considered an expert on OCT image interpretation. Recently, Dr. Tearney's lab has invented a next generation OCT technology, termed μOCT, which has a resolution of 1 μm and is capable of imaging cells and sub cellular structures in the coronary wall. Dr. Tearney has also developed several other technologies, including a confocal endomicroscope capable of imaging the entire esophagus, an ultraminiature three-dimensional endoscope, a highly efficient form of near field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM), and novel fluorescence spectroscopy and multimodality imaging techniques. He has an active program in Raman spectroscopy and has conducted the first intracoronary Raman in vivo. Dr. Tearney is co-editor of The Handbook of Optical Coherence Tomorgraphy and has written over 170 peer-reviewed publications, including papers that have been highlighted on the covers of Science, Nature Medicine, Circulation, Gastroenterology, and Journal of American College of Cardiology.

     

    Dr. Tearney’s work extends beyond his laboratory at MGH, many of his technologies are being produced commercially and he has founded the International Working Group on Intracoronary OCT Standardization and Validation, a group that is dedicated to establishing standards to ensure the widespread adoption of this imaging technology

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    1. We’ve done a lot of benchtop imaging with micro-OCT, but this is the first time we’ve been able to use it in people...It’s unprecedented to see this pathophysiology dynamically in living patients. It will allow us to begin to understand things we never even knew were there.
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    2. Coronary imaging has rapidly evolved over the past decade and has become an important part of the practice of diagnostic and interventional cardiology...I’m looking forward to once again collaborating with Infraredx who pioneered the development of the only FDA-cleared dual-modality NIRS-IVUS device which is playing a vital role in furthering our understanding of the vulnerable plaque and its correlation to future coronary events. Our partnership will focus on ways to harness the collective value of current imaging modalities in order to provide clinicians with more comprehensive information on the coronary vasculature to help guide treatment decisions.
      In Infraredx Announces Research Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to Explore New Generation of Cardiovascular Imaging Devices
    3. With our procedure, instead you swallow a capsule. And that capsule captures these microscopic images while you are in the living person. Without taking the tissue out. Not only that but it gathers the microscopic images of the entire esophagus, not just one little spot. So we get a much better understanding and a much better picture of the detailed structure of the esophagus and we are able to get a much better diagnoses.
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    4. The images produced have been some of the best we have seen of the esophagus...We originally were concerned that we might miss a lot of data because of the small size of the capsule; but we were surprised to find that, once the pill has been swallowed, it is firmly ‘grasped’ by the esophagus, allowing complete microscopic imaging of the entire wall. Other methods we have tried can compress the esophageal lining, making it difficult to obtain accurate, three-dimensional pictures. The capsule device provides additional key diagnostic information by making it possible to see the surface structure in greater detail.
      In Pill-sized device rivals endoscopy: Novel imaging system screens for Barrett’s esophagus in minutes
    5. OFDI imaging with laser marking has the potential to improve the diagnostic paradigm for patients suspected of having Barrett's esophagus, one of the most common precursors to esophageal cancer... There is a large and growing unmet need to improve the gastroenterologist's ability to detect, diagnose and make critical treatment decisions for patients with Barrett's esophagus, and this technological advancement may significantly improve this paradigm. Provided these results can be confirmed in an ongoing, larger study, OFDI-based guided biopsy may soon be able to help clinicians make more precise and rapid diagnoses while taking fewer, but more targeted, biopsies allowing patients to receive more tailored management for diseases like Barrett's esophagus.
      In NinePoint Medical Announces New Data Presented on Innovative Optical Frequency Domain Imaging Technology at 19th UEGW Meeting
    6. MicroOCT has the contrast and resolution required to investigate the cellular and subcellular components underlying coronary atherosclerosis, the disease that precipitates heart attack...This high level of performance opens up the future possibility of observing these microscopic features in human patients, which has implications for improving the understanding, diagnosis, and therapeutic monitoring of coronary artery disease.
      In A closer look at atherosclerosis: High-res imaging reveals cellular details of coronary arteries
    7. High quality images provided by optical frequency domain imaging – or OFDI – may one day enable physicians to implement routine, less invasive screening procedures for high-risk patients...The ability to perform accurate diagnoses for conditions like Barrett’s esophagus could also provide significant improvements over random biopsies that are currently the standard of care for patients at risk for developing esophageal cancer.
      In NinePoint Medical Licenses 188 Patents and Patent Applications from Massachusetts General Hospital
    8. These results are comparable to what is seen with drug eluting stents in terms of thickness--we did not see a significant hyperplastic injury response.
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    9. The wealth of information that we can now obtain will undoubtedly improve our ability to understand coronary artery disease and may allow cardiologists to diagnose and treat plaque before it leads to serious problems.
      In America wakes up to 3-D human coronary artery imaging