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    2. Dual modality intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging: a fully automated algorithm for the distance-calibration of NIRF signal intensity for quantitative molecular imaging

      Dual modality intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging: a fully automated algorithm for the distance-calibration of NIRF signal intensity for quantitative molecular imaging

      Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is a well-established method for the high-resolution investigation of atherosclerosis in vivo. Intravascular near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging is a novel technique for the assessment of molecular processes associated with coronary artery disease. Integration of NIRF and IVOCT technology in a single catheter provides the capability to simultaneously obtain co-localized anatomical and molecular information from the artery wall. Since NIRF signal intensity attenuates as a function of imaging catheter distance to the vessel wall, the generation of quantitative NIRF data requires an accurate measurement of the vessel wall in IVOCT images. Given that dual modality, intravascular ...

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    3. Systems, methods and computer-accessible medium which provide microscopic images of at least one anatomical structure at a particular resolution

      Systems, methods and computer-accessible medium which provide microscopic images of at least one anatomical structure at a particular resolution

      Exemplary embodiments of systems and methods can be provided which can generate data associated with at least one portion of a sample. For example, at least one first radiation can be forwarded to the portion through at least one optical arrangement. At least one second radiation can be received from the portion which is based on the first radiation. Based on an interaction between the optical arrangement and the first radiation and/or the second radiation, the optical arrangement can have a first transfer function. Further, it is possible to forward at least one third radiation to the portion through ...

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    4. Optical Coherence Tomography in Coronary Artery Disease: Toward Sub cellular Imaging

      Optical Coherence Tomography in Coronary Artery  Disease: Toward Sub cellular Imaging

      Intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an interferometric imaging technology that uses near-infrared light to provide cross-sectional images with an axial resolution of 10 μm and a transverse of 20-40 μm in vivo. The imaging capabilities of OCT have enabled visualization of important features of coronary plaque, including thrombus, macrophage, neovascularization, stent implantation and stent strut coverage, which have provided new insights for better understanding of this disease. Frequency domain (FD)-OCT is secondgeneration form of OCT that is able to acquire OCT images at a much higher frame. The high-speed imaging capabilities of FD-OCT have made intravascular OCT practical ...

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    5. Feasibility of the Assessment of Cholesterol Crystals in Human Macrophages Using Micro Optical Coherence Tomography

      Feasibility of the Assessment of Cholesterol Crystals in Human Macrophages Using Micro Optical Coherence Tomography

      The presence of cholesterol crystals is a hallmark of atherosclerosis, but until recently, such crystals have been considered to be passive components of necrotic plaque cores. Recent studies have demonstrated that phagocytosis of cholesterol crystals by macrophages may actively precipitate plaque progression via an inflammatory pathway, emphasizing the need for methods to study the interaction between macrophages and crystalline cholesterol. In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility of detecting cholesterol in macrophages in situ using Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography (µOCT), an imaging modality we have recently developed with 1-µm resolution. Macrophages containing cholesterol crystals frequently demonstrated highly scattering constituents in ...

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    6. A Functional Anatomic Defect of the Cystic Fibrosis Airway

      A Functional Anatomic Defect of the Cystic Fibrosis Airway

      Rationale: The mechanisms underlying cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease pathogenesis are unknown. Objective: To establish mechanisms linking anion transport with the functional microanatomy, we evaluated normal and CF piglet trachea, as well as adult swine trachea in the presence of selective anion inhibitors. Methods: We investigated airway functional microanatomy using micro-optical coherence tomography, a new imaging modality that concurrently quantifies multiple functional parameters of airway epithelium in a co-localized fashion. Main Results: Tracheal explants from wild type swine demonstrated a direct link between periciliary liquid (PCL) hydration and mucociliary transport (MCT) rates, a relationship frequently invoked but never experimentally confirmed ...

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    7. Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding

      Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding

      Exemplary method, apparatus and arrangement can be provided for obtaining information associated with a sample such as a portion of an anatomical structure. The information can be generated using first data, which can be based on a signal obtained from a location on the sample, and second data, where the second data can be obtained by combining a second signal received from the sample with a third reference signal. An image of a portion of the sample can also be generated based on the information. For example, the first data can be associated with spectral encoding microscopy data, and the ...

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    8. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Improved Screening and Surveillance in Barrett's Patients

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Improved Screening and Surveillance in Barrett's Patients
      ...ant for $464,015 for Improved Screening and Surveillance in Barrett's Patients. The principal investigator is Gary Tearney. The program began in 2003 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work.

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    9. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Optical Coherence Tomography at Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Optical Coherence Tomography at Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital
      ...ific areas of interest and contact information for three letters of reference.. Address correspondence to Dr. Gary Tearney, note the position you are applying for in the subject line, and send by email to Princess Cruz a...
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    10. Esophageal-guided biopsy with volumetric laser endomicroscopy and laser cautery marking: a pilot clinical study

      Esophageal-guided biopsy with volumetric laser endomicroscopy and laser cautery marking: a pilot clinical study

      Background Biopsy surveillance protocols for the assessment of Barrett's esophagus can be subject to sampling errors, resulting in diagnostic uncertainty. Optical coherence tomography is a cross-sectional imaging technique that can be used to conduct volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) of the entire distal esophagus. We have developed a biopsy guidance platform that places endoscopically visible marks at VLE-determined biopsy sites. Objective The objective of this study was to demonstrate in human participants the safety and feasibility of VLE-guided biopsy in vivo. Design A pilot feasibility study. Setting Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients A total of 22 participants were enrolled from January ...

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    11. Feature Of The Week 1/12/14: MGH Researchers Demonstrate a Dual-Modality Optical Coherence Tomography & Near Infrared Spectroscopy System and Catheter for Intravascular Imaging

      Feature Of The Week 1/12/14: MGH Researchers Demonstrate a Dual-Modality Optical Coherence Tomography & Near Infrared Spectroscopy System and Catheter for Intravascular Imaging
      ...ction of coronary atherosclerotic lesions. For more information see recent Article . Courtesy Ali M. Fard and Guillermo J. Tearney from Massachusetts General Hospital . Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) ...
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    12. State of the Industry report on Optical Coherence Tomography

      State of the Industry report on Optical Coherence Tomography

      The first commercial optical coherence tomography (OCT) imagers were introduced to ophthalmology by Advanced Ophthalmic Devices (now owned by Zeiss Meditec) in 1992. Since then, the market for OCT systems has grown at an impressive compounded annual rate of about 45%. This segment of the biophotonics marketplace has flourished because OCT enables sub-surface imaging of translucent or opaque materials, such as human tissue, in real time at micron resolution and without the use of ionizing radiation. As a result, last year’s global sales of all OCT systems exceeded $400 million and the market now supports more than 36 OCT ...

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    13. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Studying the Natural History of Vulnerable Coronary Plaques

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Studying the Natural History of Vulnerable Coronary Plaques
      ...t for $720,595 for Studying the Natural History of Vulnerable Coronary Plaques. The principal Investigator is Guillermo Tearney. The program began in 2004 and ends in 2015. Below is summary of the proposed work.

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    14. Optical coherence tomography – near infrared spectroscopy system and catheter for intravascular imaging

      Optical coherence tomography – near infrared spectroscopy system and catheter for intravascular imaging

      Owing to its superior resolution, intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is a promising tool for imaging the microstructure of coronary artery walls. However, IVOCT does not identify chemicals and molecules in the tissue, which is required for a more complete understanding and accurate diagnosis of coronary disease. Here we present a dual-modality imaging system and catheter that uniquely combines IVOCT with diffuse near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in a single dual-modality imaging device for simultaneous acquisition of microstructural and compositional information. As a proof-of-concept demonstration, the device has been used to visualize co-incident microstructural and spectroscopic information obtained from a diseased cadaver ...

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    15. System, method and computer-accessible medium for tracking vessel motion during three-dimensional coronary artery microscopy

      System, method and computer-accessible medium for tracking vessel motion during three-dimensional coronary artery microscopy

      Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, method and computer accessible medium can be provided which can facilitate a determination of at least one characteristic of a structure. For example, it is possible to use at least one first arrangement which can be structured to provide at least one first transmitted radiation along a first axis and at least one second transmitted radiation along a second axis. The first and second transmitted radiations can impact the structure and generate respective first and second returned radiation. The first and second axis can be provided at a predetermined angle with respect with one another which ...

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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. 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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    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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.
      In vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Vulnerable Plaque
    7. 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