1. Jiang Zhu

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    2. Perspective: Current challenges and solutions of Doppler optical coherence tomography and angiography for neuroimaging

      Perspective: Current challenges and solutions of Doppler optical coherence tomography and angiography for neuroimaging
      The nervous system, based on a complex network of nerves and cells, carries messages by transmitting signals to and from different parts of the body. The supply of blood flow in the nervous system is critical to maintain physiological functions. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the ability to noninvasively image the microvascular networks and accurately quantify the blood flow in vivo with high spatial and temporal resolutions in three dimensions ...
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    3. 1.7 micron optical coherence tomography for vaginal tissue characterization in vivo

      1.7 micron optical coherence tomography for vaginal tissue characterization in vivo
      Objectives Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can noninvasively visualize in vivo tissue microstructure with high spatial resolution that approaches the histologic level. Currently, OCT studies in gynecology are few and limited to a conventional 1.3m center wavelength swept light source which provides high spatial resolution but limited penetration depth. Here, we present a novel endoscopic OCT system with improved penetration depth and high resolution. Methods A novel endoscopic OCT system ...
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    4. Deep imaging in highly scattering media by combining reflection matrix measurement with Bessel-like beam based optical coherence tomography

      Deep imaging in highly scattering media by combining reflection matrix measurement with Bessel-like beam based optical coherence tomography
      Multiple scattering in biomedical tissue limits the imaging depth within a range of 12mm for conventional optical imaging techniques. To extend the imaging depth into the scattering medium, a computational method based on the reflection matrix measurement has been developed to retrieve the singly back-scattered signal light from the dominant detrimental multiple-scattered background. After applying singular value decomposition on the measured matrix in the post-process, the target image underneath the ...
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    5. Viscosity monitoring during hemodiluted blood coagulation using optical coherence elastography

      Viscosity monitoring during hemodiluted blood coagulation using optical coherence elastography
      Rapid and accurate clot diagnostic systems are needed for the assessment of hemodiluted blood coagulation. We develop a real-time optical coherence elastography (OCE) system, which measures the attenuation coefficient of a compressional wave induced by a piezoelectric transducer (PZT) in a drop of blood using optical coherence tomography (OCT), for the determination of viscous properties during the dynamic whole blood coagulation process. Changes in the viscous properties increase the attenuation ...
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    6. Quantitative angle-insensitive flow measurement using relative standard deviation OCT

      Quantitative angle-insensitive flow measurement using relative standard deviation OCT
      Incorporating different data processing methods, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the ability for high-resolution angiography and quantitative flow velocity measurements. However, OCT angiography cannot provide quantitative information of flow velocities, and the velocity measurement based on Doppler OCT requires the determination of Doppler angles, which is a challenge in a complex vascular network. In this study, we report on a relative standard deviation OCT (RSD-OCT) method which provides both vascular ...
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    7. Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Characterization of Atherosclerosis with a 1.7 Micron Swept-Source Laser

      Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Characterization of Atherosclerosis with a 1.7 Micron Swept-Source Laser
      The main cause of acute coronary events, such as thrombosis, is the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. Typical intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) imaging systems that utilize a 1.3m swept source laser are often used for identifying fibrous cap thickness of plaques, yet cannot provide adequate depth penetration to resolve the size of the lipid pool. Here, we present a novel IVOCT system with a 1.7m center wavelength swept ...
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    8. Miniature probe for mapping mechanical properties of vascular lesions using acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography

      Miniature probe for mapping mechanical properties of vascular lesions using acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography
      Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Atherosclerotic plaques are one of the primary complications that can lead to strokes and heart attacks if left untreated. It is essential to diagnose the disease early and distinguish vulnerable plaques from harmless ones. Many methods focus on the structural or molecular properties of plaques. Mechanical properties have been shown to change drastically when abnormalities develop in arterial ...
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    9. Longitudinal shear wave imaging for elasticity mapping using optical coherence elastography

      Longitudinal shear wave imaging for elasticity mapping using optical coherence elastography
      Shear wave measurements for the determination of tissue elastic properties have been used in clinical diagnosis and soft tissue assessment. A shear wave propagates as a transverse wave where vibration is perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. Previous transverse shear wave measurements could detect the shear modulus in the lateral region of the force; however, they could not provide the elastic information in the axial region of the force. In ...
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    10. Coagulation monitoring based on blood elastic measurement using optical coherence tomography

      Coagulation monitoring based on blood elastic measurement using optical coherence tomography
      Blood coagulation monitoring is important to diagnose hematological diseases and cardiovascular diseases and to predict the risk of bleeding and excessive clotting. In this study, we developed a system to dynamically monitor blood coagulation and quantitatively determine the coagulation function by blood elastic measurement. When blood forms a clot from a liquid, ultrasonic force induces a shear wave, which is detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT). The coagulation of porcine ...
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    11. Volumetric vessel reconstruction method for absolute blood flow velocity measurement in Doppler OCT images

      Volumetric vessel reconstruction method for absolute blood flow velocity measurement in Doppler OCT images
      Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) is considered one of the most promising functional imaging modalities for neuro biology research and has demonstrated the ability to quantify cerebral blood flow velocity at a high accuracy. However, the measurement of total absolute blood flow velocity (BFV) of major cerebral arteries is still a difficult problem since it not only relates to the properties of the laser and the scattering particles, but also ...
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    12. 3D mapping of elastic modulus using shear wave optical micro-elastography

      3D mapping of elastic modulus using shear wave optical micro-elastography
      lastography provides a powerful tool for histopathological identification and clinical diagnosis based on information from tissue stiffness. Benefiting from high resolution, three-dimensional (3D), and noninvasive optical coherence tomography (OCT), optical micro-elastography has the ability to determine elastic properties with a resolution of ~10m in a 3D specimen. The shear wave velocity measurement can be used to quantify the elastic modulus. However, in current methods, shear waves are measured near the ...
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    13. Acoustic Radiation Force Optical Coherence Elastography of Corneal Tissue

      Acoustic Radiation Force Optical Coherence Elastography of Corneal Tissue
      We report on a real-time acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE) system to map the relative elasticity of corneal tissue. A modulated ARF is used as excitation to vibrate the cornea, while OCE serves as detection of tissue response. To show feasibility of detecting mechanical contrast using this method, we performed tissue-equivalent agarose phantom studies with inclusions of a different stiffness. We obtained 3-D elastograms of a healthy cornea ...
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    14. Dynamic and quantitative assessment of blood coagulation using optical coherence elastography

      Dynamic and quantitative assessment of blood coagulation using optical coherence elastography
      Reliable clot diagnostic systems are needed for directing treatment in a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and coagulopathy. Here, we report on non-contact measurement of elastic modulus for dynamic and quantitative assessment of whole blood coagulation using acoustic radiation force orthogonal excitation optical coherence elastography (ARFOE-OCE). In this system, acoustic radiation force (ARF) is produced by a remote ultrasonic transducer, and a shear wave induced by ARF excitation is detected ...
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    15. Automatic three-dimensional segmentation combined with in vivo microvascular network imaging of human retina by intensity-based Doppler variance optical coherence tomography

      Automatic three-dimensional segmentation combined with in vivo microvascular network imaging of human retina by intensity-based Doppler variance optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive method for retinal imaging. In this work, we present an in vivo human retinal microvascular network measurement by an intensity-based Doppler variance (IBDV) based on sweptsource OCT. In addition, an automatic three-dimensional (3-D) segmentation method was used for segmenting intraretinal layers. The microvascular networks were divided into six layers by visualizing of each individual layer with enhanced imaging contrast. This method has potential ...
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  2. About Jiang Zhu

    Jiang Zhu

    Jiang Zhu received his Ph.D. degree in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2009. Then as an assistant director of instruments technology department in CapitalBio Corporation, Beijing, he developed the commercial instrument for automatic and high-throughput gene diagnosis. The instrument has been successfully used for genetic hearing-loss mutation detection to prevent pharmacologic ototoxic deafness. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in university of California, Irvine. He has pioneered in developing optical coherence angiography and optical coherence elastography for clinical practices.