1. Guillermo J. Tearney

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    2. An optical smart needle : point-of-care technologies for integrated needle guidance using optical frequency domain ranging (Thesis)

      An optical smart needle : point-of-care technologies for integrated needle guidance using optical frequency domain ranging (Thesis)
      Obtaining accurate needle placement is of critical importance in many medical scenarios. In the setting of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), manual palpation is often the only cue for determining the optimal position of the needle. As a result, FNAB procedures frequently yield non-diagnostic tissue. When not guided by an imaging modality, breast and thyroid FNAB's only obtain diagnostic tissue in approximately 65% of cases. Although the addition of ...
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    3. Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding

      Speckle, a factor reducing image quality in optical coherence tomography ("OCT"), can limit the ability to identify cellular structures that are important for the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. Exemplary embodiments of the present invention can facilitate an implementation of an angular compounding, angular compounding by path length encoding ("ACPE") for reducing speckle in OCT images. By averaging images obtained at different incident angles, with each image encoded by ...
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    4. Method and apparatus for three-dimensional spectrally encoded imaging

      A method and apparatus for providing information associated with at least one portion of a sample can be provided. For example, at least one wavelength of electro-magnetic radiation provided on a sample can be encoded to determine at least one transverse location of the portion. A relative phase between at least one first electro-magnetic radiation electro-magnetic radiation being returned from a sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation returned ...
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    5. Methods and systems for monitoring and obtaining information of at least one portion of a sample using conformal laser therapy procedures, and providing electromagnetic radiation thereto

      In one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, method and system can be provided for obtaining information associated with at least one portion of a sample. For example, a temperature change can be caused in the portion of the sample. At least one first electro-magnetic radiation can be forwarded to a section near or in the portion of the sample. A deformation of the section can be identified at a ...
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    6. In vivo characterisation of coronary plaques with conventional grey-scale intravascular ultrasound: correlation with optical coherence tomography.

      AIMS: Although intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is widely used, there is limited published data on its accuracy in defining plaque characteristics in vivo. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution imaging technique that takes advantage of the pronounced optical contrast between the components of normal and diseased vessels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of conventional grey-scale IVUS in identifying in vivo coronary plaque characteristics, in particular ...
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    7. Process and apparatus for a wavelength tuning source

      An apparatus and source arrangement for filtering an electromagnetic radiation can be provided which may include at least one spectral separating arrangement configured to physically separate one or more components of the electromagnetic radiation based on a frequency of the electromagnetic radiation. The apparatus and source arrangement may also have at least one continuously rotating optical arrangement which is configured to receive at least one signal that is associated with ...
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    8. Combined Reflection Confocal Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Esophageal Biopsy

      Reflection confocal microscopy (RCM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are two non-contact optical imaging technologies that provide images of tissue cellular and architectural morphology, which are both used for histopathologic diagnosis. We have developed a combined RCM and OCT system to compare the accuracy of these imaging techniques for diagnosing esophageal pathology and to evaluate the potential utility of merging the two modalities into a single imaging system. Clinical study ...
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    9. Guided Esophageal Surveillance Biopsy with a Laser Marking Optical Frequency Domain Imaging System

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution cross-sectional imaging modality that has been shown to accurately detect and diagnose esophageal pathology. We have previously demonstrated comprehensive microscopic screening of the entire distal esophagus (∼6 cm) using a second generation OCT technology, termed optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), and a balloon catheter. Esophageal screening with OFDI opens up the possibility of significantly reducing sampling error by providing the capability to target ...
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    10. Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography: recent advances toward clinical utility

      With the advent of Fourier-domain techniques, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has advanced from high-resolution ‘point’ imaging over small fields-of-view to comprehensive microscopic imaging over three-dimensional volumes that are comparable to the dimensions of luminal internal organs. This advance has required the development of new lasers, improved spectrometers, minimally invasive catheters and endoscopes, and novel optical and signal processing strategies. In recent cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and gastrointestinal clinical studies, the capabilities of ...
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    11. Statistical Properties of Phase-Decorrelation in Phase-Resolved Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Decorrelation noise limits the ability of phase-resolved Doppler optical coherence tomography systems to detect smaller vessels exhibiting slower flow velocities, which limits the utility of the technique in many clinical and biological settings. An understanding of the statistical properties of decorrelation noise can aid in the optimal design of these systems and guide the development of noise mitigating strategies. In this work, the statistical properties of decorrelation noise are derived ...
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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


    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.
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    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