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    2. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Intracoronary Imaging of Plaque Collagen in Patients

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Intracoronary Imaging of Plaque Collagen in Patients
      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives a 2017 NIH Grant for $865,789 for Intracoronary Imaging of Plaque Collagen in Patients. The principal investigator is Seemantini Nadkarni. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2018. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The goal of this proposal is to develop and validate an intracoronary imaging device for the assessment of plaque collagen content and architecture in patients. Acute myocardial infarction ...
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    3. Intravascular optical coherence tomography [Invited]

      Intravascular optical coherence tomography [Invited]
      Shortly after the first demonstration of optical coherence tomography for imaging the microstructure of the human eye, work began on developing systems and catheters suitable for intravascular imaging in order to diagnose and investigate atherosclerosis and potentially to monitor therapy. This review covers the driving considerations of the clinical application and its constraints, the major engineering milestones that enabled the current, high-performance commercial imaging systems, the key studies that laid ...
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    4. Noise adaptive wavelet thresholding for speckle noise removal in optical coherence tomography

      Noise adaptive wavelet thresholding for speckle noise removal in optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is based on coherence detection of interferometric signals and hence inevitably suffers from speckle noise. To remove speckle noise in OCT images, wavelet domain thresholding has demonstrated significant advantages in suppressing noise magnitude while preserving image sharpness. However, speckle noise in OCT images has different characteristics in different spatial scales, which has not been considered in previous applications of wavelet domain thresholding. In this study, we ...
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    5. Imaging system, method and distal attachment for multidirectional field of view endoscopy

      Imaging system, method and distal attachment for multidirectional field of view endoscopy
      An exemplary apparatus for imaging at least one anatomical structure can be provided. For example, the apparatus can include an endoscopic first arrangement, a radiation source second arrangement which provides at least one electro-magnetic radiation, and a third arrangement attached to at least one portion of the endoscopic arrangement. The third arrangement can contain an optical arrangement which, upon impact by the at least one electro-magnetic radiation and based thereon ...
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    6. Endoscopic optical coherence tomography: technologies and clinical applications [Invited]

      Endoscopic optical coherence tomography: technologies and clinical applications [Invited]
      In this paper, we review the current state of technology development and clinical applications of endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). Key design and engineering considerations are discussed for most OCT endoscopes, including side-viewing and forward-viewing probes, along with different scanning mechanisms (proximal-scanning versus distal-scanning). Multi-modal endoscopes that integrate OCT with other imaging modalities are also discussed. The review of clinical applications of endoscopic OCT focuses heavily on diagnosis of diseases ...
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    7. Endoscopic biopsy apparatus, system and method

      Endoscopic biopsy apparatus, system and method
      Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, method and system for determining a position on or in a biological tissue can be provided. For example, using such exemplary embodiment, it is possible to control the focus of an optical imaging probe. In another exemplary embodiment, it is possible to implement a marking apparatus together with or into an optical imaging probe. According to one exemplary embodiment, it is possible (using one or more ...
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    8. Illuminating dynamic neutrophil trans-epithelial migration with micro-optical coherence tomography

      Illuminating dynamic neutrophil trans-epithelial migration with micro-optical coherence tomography
      A model of neutrophil migration across epithelia is desirable to interrogate the underlying mechanisms of neutrophilic breach of mucosal barriers. A co-culture system consisting of a polarized mucosal epithelium and human neutrophils can provide a versatile model of trans-epithelial migration in vitro , but observations are typically limited to quantification of migrated neutrophils by myeloperoxidase correlation, a destructive assay that precludes direct longitudinal study. Our laboratory has recently developed a new ...
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    9. Extended bandwidth wavelength swept laser source for high resolution optical frequency domain imaging

      Extended bandwidth wavelength swept laser source for high resolution optical frequency domain imaging
      Improving the axial resolution by providing wider bandwidth wavelength swept lasers remains an important issue for optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI). Here, we demonstrate a wide tuning range, all-fiber wavelength swept laser at a center wavelength of 1250 nm by combining two ring cavities that share a single Fabry-Perot tunable filter. The two cavities contain semiconductor optical amplifiers with central wavelengths of 1190 nm and 1292 nm, respectively. To avoid ...
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    10. Assessment of ciliary phenotype in primary ciliary dyskinesia by micro-optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of ciliary phenotype in primary ciliary dyskinesia by micro-optical coherence tomography
      Ciliary motion defects cause defective mucociliary transport (MCT) in primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). Current diagnostic tests do not assess how MCT is affected by perturbation of ciliary motion. In this study, we sought to use micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) to delineate the mechanistic basis of cilia motion defects of PCD genes by functional categorization of cilia motion. Tracheae from three PCD mouse models were analyzed using OCT to characterize ciliary ...
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    11. Is quantitative coronary angiography reliable in assessing the late lumen loss of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable polylactide scaffold in comparison with the cobalt chromium metallic stent?

      Is quantitative coronary angiography reliable in assessing the late lumen loss of the everolimus eluting bioresorbable polylactide scaffold in comparison with the cobalt chromium metallic stent?
      Aims: Immediately after stent/scaffold implantation, quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) with respect to optical coherence tomography (OCT) more severely underestimates the lumen diameter (LD) in Absorb than in XIENCE. This OCT-QCA discrepancy has not been evaluated at long-term follow-up. The present study aimed to assess the accuracy of QCA with reference to OCT in Absorb as compared to XIENCE.
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    12. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings

      Anterior segment optical coherence tomography to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings
      Ophthalmologists usually use slit lamp biomicroscopy to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings in Wilsons disease; anterior segment optical coherence tomography is a new alternative to identify the characteristic hyper-reflective layer in the deep corneal periphery at the level of Descemets membrane. This method allows non-ophthalmologists to look for and to quantify Kayser-Fleischer rings.
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    13. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hosptial

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hosptial
      ...ard Medical School, commensurate with the applicants experience. MGHs role as a leading teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and close ties to Harvard University and MIT provide an outstanding environment for dev...
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    14. Fully automated lumen segmentation of intracoronary optical coherence tomography images

      Fully automated lumen segmentation of intracoronary optical coherence tomography images
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides high-resolution cross-sectional images of arterial luminal morphology. Traditionally lumen segmentation of OCT images is performed manually by expert observers; a laborious, time consuming effort, sensitive to inter-observer variability process. Although several automated methods have been developed, the majority cannot be applied in real time because of processing demands. To address these limitations we propose a new method for rapid image segmentation of arterial lumen borders ...
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    15. Graphics processor unit acceleration enables realtime endovascular Doppler optical coherence tomography imaging

      Graphics processor unit acceleration enables realtime endovascular Doppler optical coherence tomography imaging
      Endovascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has previously been used in both bench-top and clinical environments to produce vascular images, and can be helpful in characterizing, among other pathologies, plaque build-up and impedances to normal blood ow. The raw data produced can also be processed to yield high- resolution blood velocity information, but this computation is expensive and has previously only been available a posteriori using post-processing software. Real-time Doppler OCT ...
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    16. Management and Outcome of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Caused by Plaque Rupture Versus Plaque Erosion: An Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Management and Outcome of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Caused by Plaque Rupture Versus Plaque Erosion: An Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Background Plaque rupture and erosion are the 2 most common mechanisms for acute coronary syndromes. However, the outcome of these 2 distinct pathologies in patients with acute coronary syndromes has never been studied. Methods and Results We retrospectively studied 141 patients with acute coronary syndromes who underwent optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) imaging of the culprit lesion prior to stenting from the Massachusetts General Hospital OCT Registry. Management (stent versus no ...
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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.