1. Hiroshi Mashimo

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    2. Correction of circumferential and longitudinal motion distortion in high-speed catheter/endoscope ...

      Correction of circumferential and longitudinal motion distortion in high-speed catheter/endoscope ...
      Catheter/endoscope-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful modality that visualizes structural information in luminal organs. Increases in OCT speed have reduced motion artifacts by enabling acquisition faster than or comparable to the time scales of physiological motion. However motion distortion remains a challenge because catheter/endoscope OCT imaging involves both circumferential and longitudinal scanning of tissue. This paper presents a novel image processing method to estimate and correct ...
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    3. Advanced endoscopic imaging for detecting and guiding therapy of early neoplasias of the esophagus

      Advanced endoscopic imaging for detecting and guiding therapy of early neoplasias of the esophagus
      Esophageal cancers, largely adenocarcinoma in Western countries and squamous cell cancer in Asia, present a significant burden of disease and remain one of the most lethal of cancers. Key to improving survival is the development and adoption of new imaging modalities to identify early neoplastic lesions, which may be small, multifocal, subsurface, and difficult to detect by standard endoscopy. Such advanced imaging is particularly relevant with the emergence of ablative ...
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    4. Tethered capsule en face optical coherence tomography for imaging Barrett’s oesophagus in unsedated patients

      Tethered capsule en face optical coherence tomography for imaging Barrett’s oesophagus in unsedated patients
      Objective Barretts oesophagus (BE) screening outside the endoscopy suite can identify patients for surveillance and reduce mortality. Tethered capsule optical coherence tomography (OCT) can volumetrically image oesophageal mucosa in unsedated patients and detect features of BE. We investigated ultrahigh-speed tethered capsule swept-source OCT (SS-OCT), improved device design, developed procedural techniques and measured capsule contact, longitudinal pullback non-uniformity and patient toleration. Design OCT was performed in 16 patients prior to endoscopic ...
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    5. Tethered capsule en face optical coherence tomography for imaging Barrett’s esophagus in unsedated patients

      Tethered capsule en face optical coherence tomography for imaging Barrett’s esophagus in unsedated patients
      Objective Detection of Barretts esophagus (BE) at points of care outside the endoscopy suite may improve screening access and reduce esophageal adenocarcinoma mortality. Tethered capsule optical coherence tomography (OCT) can volumetrically image esophageal mucosa and detect BE in unsedated patients. We investigated ultrahigh-speed tethered capsule, swept-source OCT (SS-OCT) in unsedated patients, improved device design, developed procedural techniques, measured how capsule contact and longitudinal pullback non-uniformity affect coverage, and assessed patient ...
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    6. Application of OCT in the Gastrointestinal Tract

      Application of OCT in the Gastrointestinal Tract
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is uniquely poised for advanced imaging in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract as it allows real-time, subsurface and wide-field evaluation at near-microscopic resolution, which may improve the current limitations or even obviate the need of superficial random biopsies in the surveillance of early neoplasias in the near future. OCTs greatest impact so far in the GI tract has been in the study of the tubular esophagus owing ...
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    7. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy and its application to Barrett's esophagus: results from a 1,000 patient registry

      Volumetric laser endomicroscopy and its application to Barrett's esophagus: results from a 1,000 patient registry
      Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) for real-time, microscopic cross-sectional imaging. A US-based multi-center registry was constructed to prospectively collect data on patients undergoing upper endoscopy during which a VLE scan was performed. The objective of this registry was to determine usage patterns of VLE in clinical practice and to estimate quantitative and qualitative performance metrics as they are applied to Barrett's esophagus (BE) management. All ...
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    8. Computer-Aided Analysis of Gland-Like Subsurface Hyposcattering Structures in Barrett’s Esophagus Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Computer-Aided Analysis of Gland-Like Subsurface Hyposcattering Structures in Barrett’s Esophagus Using Optical Coherence Tomography
      (1) Background: Barretts esophagus (BE) is a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. The clinical implication of subsurface glandular structures of Barretts esophagus is not well understood. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), also known as volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE), can assess subsurface glandular structures, which appear as subsurface hyposcattering structures (SHSs). The aim of this study is to develop a computer-aided algorithm and apply ...
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    9. Feature Of The Week 10/08/2018: Clinical Utility of Ultrahigh-Speed Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography in Gastroenterology

      Feature Of The Week 10/08/2018: Clinical Utility of Ultrahigh-Speed Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography in Gastroenterology
      Barretts esophagus (BE) surveillance is limited by biopsy sampling error. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables microscopic resolution, high speed, volumetric imaging and is commercially available as volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE, NinePoint Medical). Studies investigated cross-sectional OCT dysplasia features, including a diagnostic algorithm (VLE-DA), however, many VLE studies used ex vivo specimens due to challenges in registering biopsy with OCT. We previously demonstrated ultrahigh-speed endoscopic OCT 10x faster than commercial instruments ...
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    10. Assessment of Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia with ultrahigh-speed volumetric en face and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia with ultrahigh-speed volumetric en face and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography
      Background This study aimed to evaluate the use of ultrahigh-speed volumetric en face and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography (OCT) with micromotor catheters for the in vivo assessment of Barretts esophagus and dysplasia. Methods 74 OCT datasets with correlated biopsy/endoscopic mucosal resection histology (49 nondysplastic Barretts esophagus [NDBE], 25 neoplasia) were obtained from 14 patients with Barretts esophagus and a history of dysplasia and 30 with NDBE. The associations between ...
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    11. Cycloid scanning for wide field optical coherence tomography endomicroscopy and angiography in vivo

      Cycloid scanning for wide field optical coherence tomography endomicroscopy and angiography in vivo
      Devices that perform wide field-of-view (FOV) precision optical scanning are important for endoscopic assessment and diagnosis of luminal organ disease such as in gastroenterology. Optical scanning for in vivo endoscopic imaging has traditionally relied on one or more proximal mechanical actuators, limiting scan accuracy and imaging speed. There is a need for rapid and precise two-dimensional (2D) microscanning technologies to enable the translation of benchtop scanning microscopies to in vivo ...
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    12. Optical coherence tomography in gastroenterology: a review and future outlook

      Optical coherence tomography in gastroenterology: a review and future outlook
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique optically analogous to ultrasound that can generate depth-resolved images with micrometer-scale resolution. Advances in fiber optics and miniaturized actuation technologies allow OCT imaging of the human body and further expand OCT utilization in applications including but not limited to cardiology and gastroenterology. This review article provides an overview of current OCT development and its clinical utility in the gastrointestinal tract, including disease ...
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    13. Ultrahigh-speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography and angiography enables delineation of lateral margins of endoscopic mucosal resection: a case report

      Ultrahigh-speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography and angiography enables delineation of lateral margins of endoscopic mucosal resection: a case report
      Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a common technique for resecting dysplastic lesions in Barretts esophagus (BE), stomach, and colon, 1 but precise delineation of dysplastic margins before resection and verification of complete removal after resection remain challenging. 2 , 3 Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables three-dimensional visualization of tissue microstructure and is commercially available as Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (NinePoint Medical, Bedford, MA, USA). 4 , 5 We recently developed an ultrahigh-speed ...
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    14. Endoscopic forward-viewing optical coherence tomography and angiography with MHz swept source

      Endoscopic forward-viewing optical coherence tomography and angiography with MHz swept source
      Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments are mostly side viewing and rely on at least one proximal scan, thus limiting accuracy of volumetric imaging and en face visualization. Previous forward-viewing OCT devices had limited axial scan speeds. We report a forward-viewing fiber scanning 3D-OCT probe with 900 m field of view and 5 m transverse resolution, imaging at 1 MHz axial scan rate in the human gastrointestinal tract. The probe ...
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    15. Assessment of the radiofrequency ablation dynamics of esophageal tissue with optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of the radiofrequency ablation dynamics of esophageal tissue with optical coherence tomography
      Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is widely used for the eradication of dysplasia and the treatment of early stage esophageal carcinoma in patients with Barretts esophagus (BE). However, there are several factors, such as variation of BE epithelium (EP) thickness among individual patients and varying RFA catheter-tissue contact, which may compromise RFA efficacy. We used a high-speed optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to identify and monitor changes in the esophageal tissue architecture ...
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    16. Endoscopic optical coherence tomography angiography microvascular features associated with dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus: a pilot study (with video)

      Endoscopic optical coherence tomography angiography microvascular features associated with dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus: a pilot study (with video)
      Background and Aims Angiogenesis is associated with neoplastic progression of Barretts esophagus (BE). Volumetric optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) visualizes subsurface microvasculature without exogenous contrast agents. We investigated the association of OCTA microvascular features with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and high-grade dysplasia (HGD). Methods Fifty-two patients undergoing BE surveillance or endoscopic eradication therapies for dysplasia were imaged using volumetric OCTA and corresponding histological diagnoses obtained, to yield 97 data sets (non-dysplastic ...
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  2. About Hiroshi Mashimo

    Hiroshi Mashimo

    Hiroshi Mashimo is a principal investigator and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Boston VA Healthcare System.