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    2. The Properties of Outer Retinal Band Three Investigated With Adaptive-Optics Optical Coherence Tomography

      The Properties of Outer Retinal Band Three Investigated With Adaptive-Optics Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose : Optical coherence tomography's (OCT) third outer retinal band has been attributed to the zone of interdigitation between RPE cells and cone outer segments. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the structure of this band with adaptive optics (AO)-OCT. Methods : Using AO-OCT, images were obtained from two subjects. Axial structure was characterized by measuring band 3 thickness and separation between bands 2 and 3 in segmented ...
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    3. Imaging of the human choroid with a 1.7 MHz A-scan rate FDML swept source OCT system

      Imaging of the human choroid with a 1.7 MHz A-scan rate FDML swept source OCT system
      We demonstrate OCT angiography (OCTA) and Doppler OCT imaging of the choroid in the eyes of two healthy volunteers and in a geographic atrophy case. We show that visualization of specific choroidal layers requires selection of appropriate OCTA methods. We investigate how imaging speed, B-scan averaging and scanning density influence visualization of various choroidal vessels. We introduce spatial power spectrum analysis of OCT en face angiographic projections as a method ...
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    4. Comparison of amplitude-decorrelation, speckle-variance and phase-variance OCT angiography methods for imaging the human retina and choroid

      Comparison of amplitude-decorrelation, speckle-variance and phase-variance OCT angiography methods for imaging the human retina and choroid
      We compared the performance of three OCT angiography (OCTA) methods: speckle variance, amplitude decorrelation and phase variance for imaging of the human retina and choroid. Two averaging methods, split spectrum and volume averaging, were compared to assess the quality of the OCTA vascular images. All data were acquired using a swept-source OCT system at 1040 nm central wavelength, operating at 100,000 A-scans/s. We performed a quantitative comparison using ...
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    5. En face projection imaging of the human choroidal layers with tracking SLO and swept source OCT angiography methods

      En face projection imaging of the human choroidal layers with tracking SLO and swept source OCT angiography methods
      We tested and compared the capability of multiple optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography methods: phase variance, amplitude decorrelation and speckle variance, with application of the split spectrum technique, to image the choroiretinal complex of the human eye. To test the possibility of OCT imaging stability improvement we utilized a real-time tracking scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (TSLO) system combined with a swept source OCT setup. In addition, we implemented a post- processing ...
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    6. Angio-OCT as a noninvasive tool for three-dimensional vascular network visualization in retinal diseases

      Angio-OCT as a noninvasive tool for three-dimensional vascular network visualization in retinal diseases
      In this paper we demonstrate applicability of intensity-based optical coherence tomography technique for noninvasive visualization of 3D retinal microcapillary network. The study was performed with ultra high resolution and high speed (180,000 Ascans/sec) spectral optical coherence tomography (SOCT). New scanning protocols and data processing algorithms have been introduced to visualize microcapillary network. Moreover, results obtained in the eyes of healthy volunteers and patients with eye diseases were compared ...
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    7. Feature Of The Week 11/25/12: Nicolaus Copernicus University Presents Work on Four-Dimensional OCT Imaging Using Graphics Processing Units

      Feature Of The Week 11/25/12: Nicolaus Copernicus University Presents Work on Four-Dimensional OCT Imaging Using Graphics Processing Units
      Nicolaus Copernicus University present the application of graphics processing unit (GPU) programming for real-time three-dimensional (3-D) Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FdOCT) imaging with implementation of flow visualization algorithms. One of the limitations of FdOCT is data processing time, which is generally longer than data acquisition time. Utilizing additional algorithms, such as Doppler analysis, further increases computation time. The general purpose computing on GPU (GPGPU) has been used successfully for ...
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    8. Four-dimensional structural and Doppler optical coherence tomography imaging on graphics processing units

      Four-dimensional structural and Doppler optical coherence tomography imaging on graphics processing units
      The authors present the application of graphics processing unit (GPU) programming for real-time three-dimensional (3-D) Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FdOCT) imaging with implementation of flow visualization algorithms. One of the limitations of FdOCT is data processing time, which is generally longer than data acquisition time. Utilizing additional algorithms, such as Doppler analysis, further increases computation time. The general purpose computing on GPU (GPGPU) has been used successfully for structural ...
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    9. Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus And Method With Speckle Suppression

      Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus And Method With Speckle Suppression
      The invention relates to an optical coherence tomography apparatus and method. It improves speckle suppression by modifying the scanning trajectory (18) of the probing light beam so that groups of A scans close to the imaged segments (22) can be recorded and averaged. The invention facilitates effective speckle suppression combined with high resolution and little dependence of sample motions during the measurement.
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    10. Multi-parametric imaging of murine brain using spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography

      Multi-parametric imaging of murine brain using spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography
      Examination of brain functions in small animal models may help improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. Transcranial imaging of small rodents brains poses a major challenge for optical microscopy. Another challenge is to reduce the measurement time. We describe methods and algorithms for three-dimensional assessment of blood flow in the brains of small animals, through the intact skull, using spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography. By introducing ...
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    11. Fourier domain OCT imaging of American cockroach nervous system

      Fourier domain OCT imaging of American cockroach nervous system
      In this pilot study we demonstrate results of structural Fourier domain OCT imaging of the nervous system of Periplaneta americana L. (American cockroach). The purpose of this research is to develop an OCT apparatus enabling structural imaging of insect neural system. Secondary purpose of the presented research is to develop methods of the sample preparation and handling during the OCT imaging experiments. We have performed imaging in the abdominal nerve ...
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    12. Angiogram visualization and total velocity blood flow assessment based on intensity information analysis of OCT data

      Angiogram visualization and total velocity blood flow assessment based on intensity information analysis of OCT data
      We propose two independent OCT data processing methods allowing visualization and analysis of the blood flow. These methods utilize variations in the OCT intensity images caused by flowing blood. The first method calculates standard deviation of intensity to generate retinal OCT angiograms. We present algorithm of this method and results of application for visualization of the microvasculature in the macular area of the human eye in vivo. The second method ...
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    13. Microfluidics analysis of blood using joint spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography

      Microfluidics analysis of blood using joint spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography
      Although the Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography techniques have already enabled imaging of blood flow in large vessels in biological tissues, the generation of velocity maps of the capillary network is still a challenge. Since several important physiological and pathological phenomena occur in the microcirculation, the possibility of flow imaging and velocity assessment in microcapillaries may be important for medical diagnostics. Understanding of the origin of the Doppler signal in capillary ...
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    14. Segmented scanning protocols for speckle contrast reduction in Spectral OCT images

      Segmented scanning protocols for speckle contrast reduction in Spectral OCT images
      Recently introduced smart scanning protocols called segmented protocols offer possibility to create Spectral Optical Coherence Tomography images with strongly reduced speckle contrast. The algorithm is fast, robust and gives cross-sectional images with preserved high lateral resolution. To obtain efficient speckle reduction only slight modification to the optical setup is required. Cross-sectional images of anterior and posterior parts of the human eye with reduced speckle noise are presented.
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    15. Intact Retinal Tissue and Retinal Pigment Epithelium Identified Within A Coloboma By High-Speed, Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

      Intact Retinal Tissue and Retinal Pigment Epithelium Identified Within A Coloboma By High-Speed, Ultrahigh-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report on a posterior segment coloboma manifesting unusual morphology as determined by high-speed, ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography imaging. Methods: A 47-year-old woman with bilateral colobomas was evaluated by fundus examination and high-speed, ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography imaging. Results: Imaging with high-speed, ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography showed intact retinal pigment epithelium within the posterior segment coloboma. Most of the retinal layers seemed to ...
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    Iwona Gorczynska

    Iwona Gorczyńska is an Assistant Professor in the Medical Physics Group at Nicholas Copernicus University.