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    2. Imaging system, method and distal attachment for multidirectional field of view endoscopy

      Imaging system, method and distal attachment for multidirectional field of view endoscopy
      An exemplary apparatus for imaging at least one anatomical structure can be provided. For example, the apparatus can include an endoscopic first arrangement, a radiation source second arrangement which provides at least one electro-magnetic radiation, and a third arrangement attached to at least one portion of the endoscopic arrangement. The third arrangement can contain an optical arrangement which, upon impact by the at least one electro-magnetic radiation and based thereon ...
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    3. Endoscopic optical coherence tomography: technologies and clinical applications [Invited]

      Endoscopic optical coherence tomography: technologies and clinical applications [Invited]
      In this paper, we review the current state of technology development and clinical applications of endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). Key design and engineering considerations are discussed for most OCT endoscopes, including side-viewing and forward-viewing probes, along with different scanning mechanisms (proximal-scanning versus distal-scanning). Multi-modal endoscopes that integrate OCT with other imaging modalities are also discussed. The review of clinical applications of endoscopic OCT focuses heavily on diagnosis of diseases ...
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    4. Endoscopic biopsy apparatus, system and method

      Endoscopic biopsy apparatus, system and method
      Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, method and system for determining a position on or in a biological tissue can be provided. For example, using such exemplary embodiment, it is possible to control the focus of an optical imaging probe. In another exemplary embodiment, it is possible to implement a marking apparatus together with or into an optical imaging probe. According to one exemplary embodiment, it is possible (using one or more ...
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    5. Laser speckle microrheometer for measuring mechanical properties of biological tissue

      Laser speckle microrheometer for measuring mechanical properties of biological tissue
      Volumetric distribution of a micromechanical parameter of a biological tissue, such as viscoelastic parameter or tissue stiffness, is determined, with microscopic resolution, from optical data representing light scattered by sequential layers of the tissue and, optionally, displayed to visualization. A particular layer of the tissue is defined through coherence-gating of light received at the optical detector. Coherence-gating is achieved with the use of an interferometer the sample arm of which ...
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    6. Illuminating dynamic neutrophil trans-epithelial migration with micro-optical coherence tomography

      Illuminating dynamic neutrophil trans-epithelial migration with micro-optical coherence tomography
      A model of neutrophil migration across epithelia is desirable to interrogate the underlying mechanisms of neutrophilic breach of mucosal barriers. A co-culture system consisting of a polarized mucosal epithelium and human neutrophils can provide a versatile model of trans-epithelial migration in vitro , but observations are typically limited to quantification of migrated neutrophils by myeloperoxidase correlation, a destructive assay that precludes direct longitudinal study. Our laboratory has recently developed a new ...
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    7. Extended bandwidth wavelength swept laser source for high resolution optical frequency domain imaging

      Extended bandwidth wavelength swept laser source for high resolution optical frequency domain imaging
      Improving the axial resolution by providing wider bandwidth wavelength swept lasers remains an important issue for optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI). Here, we demonstrate a wide tuning range, all-fiber wavelength swept laser at a center wavelength of 1250 nm by combining two ring cavities that share a single Fabry-Perot tunable filter. The two cavities contain semiconductor optical amplifiers with central wavelengths of 1190 nm and 1292 nm, respectively. To avoid ...
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    8. Assessment of ciliary phenotype in primary ciliary dyskinesia by micro-optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of ciliary phenotype in primary ciliary dyskinesia by micro-optical coherence tomography
      Ciliary motion defects cause defective mucociliary transport (MCT) in primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). Current diagnostic tests do not assess how MCT is affected by perturbation of ciliary motion. In this study, we sought to use micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) to delineate the mechanistic basis of cilia motion defects of PCD genes by functional categorization of cilia motion. Tracheae from three PCD mouse models were analyzed using OCT to characterize ciliary ...
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    9. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hosptial

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hosptial
      ... of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is available in the Tearney Lab at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. This appointment will be made at the rank of postdoctoral fellow...
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    10. Management and Outcome of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Caused by Plaque Rupture Versus Plaque Erosion: An Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Management and Outcome of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Caused by Plaque Rupture Versus Plaque Erosion: An Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      ...s who underwent optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) imaging of the culprit lesion prior to stenting from the Massachusetts General Hospital OCT Registry. Management (stent versus no stent), poststent OCT findings, and o...
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    11. Optimal selection of laser modulation parameters in photothermal optical coherence tomography

      Optimal selection of laser modulation parameters in photothermal optical coherence tomography
      Photothermal optical coherence tomography (PT-OCT) employs a secondary intensity-modulated photothermal laser to create modulated thermal strains that cause variations of the refractive index in the proximity of absorbing chromophores. These variations are directly detected with phase-sensitive OCT and offer insight to the molecular composition and thermo-elastic properties of the sample. Here, we define optimal PT laser modulation parameters by investigating the effect of PT laser power and modulation frequency on ...
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    12. Flexible, high-resolution micro-optical coherence tomography endobronchial probe toward in vivo imaging of cilia

      Flexible, high-resolution micro-optical coherence tomography endobronchial probe toward in vivo imaging of cilia
      We report the design and fabrication of a flexible, longitudinally scanning high-resolution micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) endobronchial probe, optimized for micro-anatomical imaging in airways. The 2.4 mm diameter and flexibility of the probe allows it to be inserted into the instrument channel of a standard bronchoscope, enabling real-time video guidance of probe placement. To generate a depth-of-focus enhancing annular beam, we utilized a new fabrication method, whereby a hollow ...
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    13. 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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    14. Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography of the human brain connectome

      Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography of the human brain connectome
      The human brain is composed of approximately 100 billion neurons that communicate through an intricate network of axons and dendrites. 1 The difficulty of tracing these 3D neuronal pathways, however, has been a critical barrier for standard histology (the study of microscopic anatomy) over the past 100 years. Indeed, there is still no technology that can be used to acquire microscopic images in undistorted 3D space for mapping human brain ...
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    15. Impact of temporal resolution on estimating capillary RBC-flux with optical coherence tomography

      Impact of temporal resolution on estimating capillary RBC-flux with optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been used to measure capillary red blood cell (RBC) flux. However, one important technical issue is that the accuracy of this method is subject to the temporal resolution (tt) of the repeated RBC-passage B-scans. A ceiling effect arises due to an insufficientttlimiting the maximum RBC-flux that can be measured. In this letter, we first present simulations demonstrating thatt=1.5mst=1.5mspermits measuring RBC-flux up ...
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    16. Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center Receives Grant for Intravascular Molecular-Structural Imaging of Coronary Stent Pathobiology

      Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center Receives Grant for Intravascular Molecular-Structural Imaging of Coronary Stent Pathobiology
      ...rly career faculty member at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the ...
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    Massachusetts General Hospital is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and biomedical research facility in Boston, Massachusetts. It is owned and operated by Partners HealthCare (which also owns Brigham and Women's Hospital and North Shore Medical Center).

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    1. We are excited to see the publication of this data from our collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital that clearly demonstrate the imaging technology can produce valuable images of esophageal tissue...We look forward to moving ahead with continued development of this exciting new technology.
      Charles Carignan in NinePoint Medical Imaging Technology Highlighted in Nature Medicine