1. Hongki Yoo

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    2. Astigmatism-corrected endoscopic imaging probe for optical coherence tomography using soft lithography

      Astigmatism-corrected endoscopic imaging probe for optical coherence tomography using soft lithography
      In endoscopic optical coherence tomography, a transparent protective sheath is used to protect the optics and tissue. However, the sheath causes astigmatism, which degrades transverse resolution and signal-to-noise ratio due to the cylindrical lens effect. Generally used methods for correcting this astigmatism are complex, difficult to control precisely, high-cost, and increase the dimensions of the imaging probe. To overcome these problems, we have developed an astigmatism-corrected imaging probe with an ...
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    3. Flexible endoscopic micro-optical coherence tomography for three-dimensional imaging of the arterial microstructure

      Flexible endoscopic micro-optical coherence tomography for three-dimensional imaging of the arterial microstructure
      Micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel imaging approach enabling visualization of the microstructures of biological tissues at a cellular or sub-cellular level. However, it has been challenging to develop a miniaturized flexible endoscopic OCT probe allowing helical luminal scanning. In this study, we built a flexible endoscopic OCT probe with an outer diameter of 1.2mm, which acquires three-dimensional images of the arterial microstructures via helical scanning with an ...
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    4. Comprehensive intravascular imaging of atherosclerotic plaque in vivo using optical coherence tomography and fluorescence lifetime imaging

      Comprehensive intravascular imaging of atherosclerotic plaque in vivo using optical coherence tomography and fluorescence lifetime imaging
      Comprehensive imaging of both the structural and biochemical characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque is essential for the diagnosis and study of coronary artery disease because both a plaques morphology and its biochemical composition affect the level of risk it poses. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIm) are promising optical imaging methods for characterizing coronary artery plaques morphologically and biochemically, respectively. In this study, we present a hybrid intravascular ...
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    5. Multispectral analog-mean-delay fluorescence lifetime imaging combined with optical coherence tomography

      Multispectral analog-mean-delay fluorescence lifetime imaging combined with optical coherence tomography
      The pathophysiological progression of chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis and cancer, is closely related to compositional changes in biological tissues containing endogenous fluorophores such as collagen, elastin, and NADH, which exhibit strong autofluorescence under ultraviolet excitation. Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIm) provides robust detection of the compositional changes by measuring fluorescence lifetime, which is an inherent property of a fluorophore. In this paper, we present a dual-modality system combining a multispectral analog-mean-delay ...
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    6. Systems, devices, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible media for providing optical imaging of structures and compositions

      Systems, devices, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible media for providing optical imaging of structures and compositions
      Exemplary systems, devices, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible media for providing and/or utilizing optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) and fluorescence of structures and, e.g., multimodality imaging using OFDI techniques and fluorescence imaging techniques are described. For example, an arrangement can provide at least one electro-magnetic radiation to an anatomical structure. Such exemplary arrangement can include at least one optical core and at least one cladding at least partially surrounding ...
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    7. Endoscopic micro-optical coherence tomography with extended depth of focus using a binary phase spatial filter

      Endoscopic micro-optical coherence tomography with extended depth of focus using a binary phase spatial filter
      Micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced imaging technique that acquires a three-dimensional microstructure of biological samples with a high spatial resolution, up to 1 m, by using a broadband light source and a high numerical aperture (NA) lens. As high NA produces a short depth of focus (DOF), extending the DOF is necessary to obtain a reasonable imaging depth. However, due to the complexity of optics and the limited ...
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    8. Characterization of lipid-rich plaques using spectroscopic optical coherence tomography

      Characterization of lipid-rich plaques using spectroscopic optical coherence tomography
      Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) is a high-resolution imaging method used to visualize the internal structures of walls of coronary arteries in vivo . However, accurate characterization of atherosclerotic plaques with gray-scale IV-OCT images is often limited by various intrinsic artifacts. In this study, we present an algorithm for characterizing lipid-rich plaques with a spectroscopic OCT technique based on a Gaussian center of mass (GCOM) metric. The GCOM metric, which reflects ...
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    9. Automated detection of vessel lumen and stent struts in intravascular optical coherence tomography to evaluate stent apposition and neointimal coverage

      Automated detection of vessel lumen and stent struts in intravascular optical coherence tomography to evaluate stent apposition and neointimal coverage
      Purpose: Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) is a high-resolution imaging method used to visualize the microstructure of arterial walls in vivo . IV-OCT enables the clinician to clearly observe and accurately measure stent apposition and neointimal coverage of coronary stents, which are associated with side effects such as in-stent thrombosis. In this study, the authors present an algorithm for quantifying stent apposition and neointimal coverage by automatically detecting lumen contours and ...
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    10. Intracoronary dual-modal optical coherence tomography-near-infrared fluorescence structural–molecular imaging with a clinical dose of indocyanine green for the assessment of high-risk plaques and stent-associated inflammation in a beating coronary artery

      Intracoronary dual-modal optical coherence tomography-near-infrared fluorescence structural–molecular imaging with a clinical dose of indocyanine green for the assessment of high-risk plaques and stent-associated inflammation in a beating coronary artery
      Aims Inflammation plays essential role in development of plaque disruption and coronary stent-associated complications. This study aimed to examine whether intracoronary dual-modal optical coherence tomography (OCT)-near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) structuralmolecular imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) can estimate inflammation in swine coronary artery. Methods and results After administration of clinically approved NIRF-enhancing ICG (2.0 mg/kg) or saline, rapid coronary imaging (20 mm/s pullback speed) using a fully integrated ...
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    11. Design and fabrication of an optical probe with a phase filter for extended depth of focus

      Design and fabrication of an optical probe with a phase filter for extended depth of focus
      The trade-off between spot size and depth of focus (DOF) often limits the performance of optical systems, such as optical coherence tomography and optical tweezers. Although researchers have proposed various methods to extend the DOF in free-space optics, many are difficult to implement in miniaturized optical probes due to space limitations. In this study, we present an optical probe with an extended DOF using a binary phase spatial filter (BPSF ...
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    12. A bi-directional assessment of spontaneous coronary artery dissection by three-dimensional flythrough rending of optical coherence tomography images

      A bi-directional assessment of spontaneous coronary artery dissection by three-dimensional flythrough rending of optical coherence tomography images
      A 71-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to unstable chest pain. Coronary angiography demonstrated a complex eccentric lesion with 80% narrowing of the right coronary arterial lumen ( Panel A ). Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) revealed typical characteristics of spontaneous coronary artery...
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    13. Feature Of The Week 8/31/14: Fully Integrated High-speed Intravascular OCT/NIRF Structural/Molecular Imaging In Vivo using a Clinically-available NIRF Emitting Indocyanine Green to Detect Inflamed Lipid-rich Atheromata in Coronary-sized Vessels

      Feature Of The Week 8/31/14: Fully Integrated High-speed Intravascular OCT/NIRF Structural/Molecular Imaging In Vivo using a Clinically-available NIRF Emitting Indocyanine Green to Detect Inflamed Lipid-rich Atheromata in Coronary-sized Vessels
      In current study, we fully integrated near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) molecular imaging into intravascular OCT structural imaging. The OCT/NIRF single catheter imaging clearly demonstrated the microstructure of atheromata and simultaneously identified ICG-enhancing macrophage abundant lipid-rich areas of the plaques. Ex vivo NIRF imaging evidently validated in vivo OCT-NIRF imaging. NIRF signals on ex vivo fluorescence reflectance imaging colocalized well with in vivo NIRF imaging. In vitro ICG cell uptake, correlative ...
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    14. Fully Integrated High-Speed Intravascular OCT/NIRF Structural/Molecular Imaging In Vivo Using a Clinically Available Near-Infrared Fluorescence–Emitting Indocyanine Green to Detect Inflamed Lipid-Rich Atheromata in Coronary-Sized Vessels

      Fully Integrated High-Speed Intravascular OCT/NIRF Structural/Molecular Imaging In Vivo Using a Clinically Available Near-Infrared Fluorescence–Emitting Indocyanine Green to Detect Inflamed Lipid-Rich Atheromata in Coronary-Sized Vessels
      ...ity Guro Hospital, 80, Guro-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul 152–703, Republic of Korea. E-mail kjwmm{at}korea.ac.kr or Hongki Yoo, PhD, R&D Bldg 46–219, Hanyang University, Haengdang 1-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133–791, Republic ...
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    15. Coronary Stent Fracture Complicated Multiple Aneurysms Confirmed by 3-Dimensional Reconstruction of Intravascular-Optical Coherence Tomography in a Patient Treated With Open-Cell Designed Drug-Eluting Stent

      Coronary Stent Fracture Complicated Multiple Aneurysms Confirmed by 3-Dimensional Reconstruction of Intravascular-Optical Coherence Tomography in a Patient Treated With Open-Cell Designed Drug-Eluting Stent
      ...l, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, 97, Gurodong-gil, Guro-gu, 152-703, Seoul, Korea or Hongki Yoo, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hanyang University, 222, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, 1...
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  2. About Hongki Yoo

    Hongki Yoo

    Hongki Yoo is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Optics and Photomedicine Laboratory at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.