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    2. Low coherence interferometry approach for aiding fine needle aspiration biopsie

      Low coherence interferometry approach for aiding fine needle aspiration biopsie

      We present portable preclinical low-coherence interference (LCI) instrumentation for aiding fine needle aspiration biopsies featuring the second-generation LCI-based biopsy probe and an improved scoring algorithm for tissue differentiation. Our instrument and algorithm were tested on 38 mice with cultured tumor mass and we show the specificity, sensitivity, and positive predictive value of tumor detection of over 0.89, 0.88, and 0.96, respectively.

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    3. Are the findings of optical coherence tomography sufficient for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the next generation of drug eluting stents

      Are the findings of optical coherence tomography sufficient for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the next generation of drug eluting stents

      The cr8 stent is a next generation drug eluting stent (DES) with a polymer free abluminal reservoir drug release system. It uses an organic fatty acid permeation enhancer and a carbon surface to increase biocompatibility. The fatty acid enhancer may have beneficial effect in improving drug delivery in diabetic patient where neointimal hyperplasia is particularly problematic[1]. These types of design features are exciting new developments and may provide novel strategies for improving the safety and efficacy of the next generation of coronary stents.

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    4. Insights into the spatial distribution of lipid-rich plaques in relation to coronary artery bifurcations: an in-vivo optical coherence tomography study

      Insights into the spatial distribution of lipid-rich plaques in relation to coronary artery bifurcations: an in-vivo optical coherence tomography study

      Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the spatial location of vulnerable plaques at coronary artery bifurcations using frequency domain-optical coherence tomography. Background: In-vivo data on geometric location of vulnerable plaques in relation to coronary bifurcation are limited. Materials and methods: A total of 40 patients with left anterior descending artery bifurcation were studied. Plaque characteristics in five regions in relation to a side branch were compared: opposite flow divider (OFD); bifurcation site (BF); main branch side proximal (MBP); side branch side proximal (SBP); and flow divider (FD). Frequency domain-optical coherence tomography was used for plaque characterization. Results ...

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    5. 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
      ..., MA, USA Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA ...
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    6. All-fiber wavelength swept ring laser based on Fabry-Perot filter for optical frequency domain imaging

      All-fiber wavelength swept ring laser based on  Fabry-Perot filter for optical frequency domain  imaging
      ...g-Yuhl Oh,^2 and Brett E. Bouma^1,^3 ^1Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA ^2Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 291 ...
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    7. Longitudinal necrotic shafts near TCFAs—A potential novel mechanism for plaque rupture to trigger ACS?

      Longitudinal necrotic shafts near TCFAs—A potential novel mechanism for plaque rupture to trigger ACS?
      ...ter for Optics and Modern Physics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA * Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA * Department of Electrical Engineering, ...
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    8. Correction of rotational distortion for catheter-based en face OCT and OCT angiography

      Correction of rotational distortion for catheter-based en face OCT and OCT angiography

      We demonstrate a computationally efficient method for correcting the nonuniform rotational distortion (NURD) in catheter-based imaging systems to improve endoscopic en face optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography. The method performs nonrigid registration using fiducial markers on the catheter to correct rotational speed variations. Algorithm performance is investigated with an ultrahigh-speed endoscopic OCT system and micromotor catheter. Scan nonuniformity is quantitatively characterized, and artifacts from rotational speed variations are significantly reduced. Furthermore, we present endoscopic en face OCT and OCT angiography images of human gastrointestinal tract in vivo to demonstrate the image quality improvement using the correction algorithm.

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    9. Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography in the Long-Term Follow-up and Detection of Glaucoma in Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis

      Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography in the Long-Term Follow-up and Detection of Glaucoma in Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis
      ...Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada * Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts , MD , Salima Hassanaly x Salima Hassanaly Search for articles...
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    10. Correlation and Agreement Between Cirrus HD-OCT "RNFL Thickness Map" and Scan Circle Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Measurements

      Correlation and Agreement Between Cirrus HD-OCT "RNFL Thickness Map" and Scan Circle Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Measurements

      Purpose: To evaluate the correlation and agreement between optical coherence tomography (Cirrus HD-OCT) retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness map and scan circle RNFL thickness measurements. Methods: ImageJ and custom Perl scripts were used to derive RNFL thickness measurements from RNFL thickness maps of optic disc scans of healthy and glaucomatous eyes. Average, quadrant, and clock-hour RNFL thickness of the map, and RNFL thickness of the areas inside/outside the scan circle were obtained. Correlation and agreement between RNFL thickness map and scan circle RNFL thickness measurements were evaluated using R2 and Bland-Altman plots, respectively. Results: A total of 104 ...

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    Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. Founded in 1636 by the colonial Massachusetts legislature Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.  Harvard Medical School  is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a prestigious American medical school located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  Schepens Eye Research Institute fights blindness by developing new technologies, therapies and knowledge to retain and restore vision. Through a continuum of discovery, the Institute works toward a future in which blindness is prevented, alleviated, and, ultimately, cured.