1. Kelsey M. Kennedy

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    2. Feature Of The Week 04.26.2020: Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery

      Feature Of The Week 04.26.2020: Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery
      Inadequate margins in breast-conserving surgery (BCS) are associated with an increased likelihood of local recurrence of breast cancer. Currently, approximately 20% of BCS patients require repeat surgery due to inadequate margins at the initial operation. Implementation of an accurate, intraoperative margin assessment tool may reduce this re-excision rate. This study determined, for the first time, the diagnostic accuracy of quantitative micro-elastography (QME), an optical coherence tomography (OCT)based elastography technique ...
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    3. Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery

      Diagnostic Accuracy of Quantitative Micro-Elastography for Margin Assessment in Breast-Conserving Surgery
      Inadequate margins in breast-conserving surgery (BCS) are associated with an increased likelihood of local recurrence of breast cancer. Currently, approximately 20% of BCS patients require repeat surgery due to inadequate margins at the initial operation. Implementation of an accurate, intraoperative margin assessment tool may reduce this re-excision rate. This study determined, for the first time, the diagnostic accuracy of quantitative micro-elastography (QME), an optical coherence tomography (OCT)based elastography technique ...
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    4. High-resolution Imaging Coupled With Elastography May Accurately Detect Breast Cancer in Surgical Margins

      High-resolution Imaging Coupled With Elastography May Accurately Detect Breast Cancer in Surgical Margins
      A high-resolution, three-dimensional imaging technique, when combined with quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity, could accurately detect cancer within the resected margins of surgical specimens taken from patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery, according to a study published in Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Despite living in the digital age, surgeons must routinely rely on their eyesight and sense of touch to determine if they have removed ...
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    5. Wide-field quantitative micro-elastography of human breast tissue

      Wide-field quantitative micro-elastography of human breast tissue
      Currently, 20-30% of patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery require a second surgery due to insufficient surgical margins in the initial procedure. We have developed a wide-field quantitative micro-elastography system for the assessment of tumor margins. In this technique, we map tissue elasticity over a field-of-view of ~46 46 mm. We performed wide-field quantitative micro-elastography on thirteen specimens of freshly excised tissue acquired from patients undergoing a mastectomy. We present wide-field optical ...
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    6. Investigation of optical coherence micro-elastography as a method to visualize micro-architecture in human axillary lymph nodes

      Investigation of optical coherence micro-elastography as a method to visualize micro-architecture in human axillary lymph nodes
      Background Evaluation of lymph node involvement is an important factor in detecting metastasis and deciding whether to perform axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer surgery. As ALND is associated with potentially severe long term morbidity, the accuracy of lymph node assessment is imperative in avoiding unnecessary ALND. The mechanical properties of malignant lymph nodes are often distinct from those of normal nodes. A method to image the micro-scale ...
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    7. Investigation of optical coherence micro-elastography as a method to visualize cancers in human breast tissue

      Investigation of optical coherence micro-elastography as a method to visualize cancers in human breast tissue
      Accurate intraoperative identification of malignant tissue is a challenge in the surgical management of breast cancer. Imaging techniques that help address this challenge could contribute to more complete and accurate tumor excision, and thereby help reduce the current high re-excision rates without resorting to the removal of excess healthy tissue. Optical coherence micro-elastography (OCME) is a three-dimensional, high-resolution imaging technique that is sensitive to micro-scale variations of the mechanical properties ...
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    8. Optical coherence micro-elastography: mechanical-contrast imaging of tissue microstructure

      Optical coherence micro-elastography: mechanical-contrast imaging of tissue microstructure
      We present optical coherence micro-elastography, an improved form of compression optical coherence elastography. We demonstrate the capacity of this technique to produce en face images, closely corresponding with histology, that reveal micro-scale mechanical contrast in human breast and lymph node tissues. We use phase-sensitive, three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (OCT) to probe the nanometer-to-micrometer-scale axial displacements in tissues induced by compressive loading. Optical coherence micro-elastography incorporates common-path interferometry, weighted averaging of ...
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    9. Needle optical coherence elastography for the measurement of microscale mechanical contrast deep within human breast tissues

      Needle optical coherence elastography for the measurement of microscale mechanical contrast deep within human breast tissues
      ...ensure full removal of all malignant tissues, which is critical to the success of breast-conserving surgery. Kelsey M. Kennedy ; Robert A. McLaughlin ; Brendan F. Kennedy ; Alan Tien ; Bruce Latham, et al. "Needle opti...
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    10. A Review of Optical Coherence Elastography: Fundamentals, Techniques and Prospects

      A Review of Optical Coherence Elastography: Fundamentals, Techniques and Prospects
      In optical coherence elastography, images are formed by mapping a mechanical property of tissue. Such images, known as elastograms, are formed on the microscale, intermediate between that of cells and whole organs. Optical coherence elastography holds great promise for detecting and monitoring the altered mechanical properties that accompany many clinical conditions and pathologies, particularly in cancer, cardiovascular disease and eye disease. In this review, we first consider how the mechanical ...
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    11. Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 OCT News Student Paper Award

      Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 OCT News Student Paper Award
      OCT News is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2013 student paper award competition. There were numerous submissions and they were judged on novelty, technical merit, and clarity by four judges (two from the USA and two from Europe). The winners are: Pei Ma from Case Western Reserve University for her submission Developing Technologies for Electrophysiology Imaging in Embryonic Hearts . Jing-Gao Zheng from Tsinghua University for his submission ...
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    12. OCT News 2013 Student Paper Awarded to Kelsey Kennedy from The University of Western Australia

      OCT News 2013 Student Paper Awarded to Kelsey Kennedy from The University of Western Australia
      Kelsey Kennedy from The University of Western Australia was a winner of the 2013 OCT News Student Paper Award for her submission Needle Optical Coherence Elastography for Elastic Contrast of Deep Tissues. Below is a summary of her work: Cancerous breast tumors often manifest as stiff lesions within soft tissue. Surgeons use preoperative imaging and manual palpation of the tumor during surgery to guide excision. Intraoperative frozen section histology is ...
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  2. About Kelsey M. Kennedy

    Kelsey M. Kennedy

    Kelsey Kennedy is a postgraduate student in biomedical engineering at the University of Western Australia.