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    2. Measuring collagen injury depth for burn severity determination using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Measuring collagen injury depth for burn severity determination using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography
      Determining the optimal treatment course for a dermatologic burn wound requires knowledge of the wound's severity, as quantified by the depth of thermal damage. In current clinical practice, burn depth is inferred based exclusively on superficial visual assessment, a method which is subject to substantial error rates in the classification of partial thickness (second degree) burns. Here, we present methods for direct, quantitative determination of the depth extent of ...
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    3. 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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    4. Passively scanned, single-fiber optical coherence tomography probes for gastrointestinal devices

      Passively scanned, single-fiber optical coherence tomography probes for gastrointestinal devices
      Background/objectives: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses low coherence interferometry to obtain depth-resolved tissue reflectivity profiles (M-mode) and transverse beam scanning to create images of two-dimensional tissue morphology (B-mode). Endoscopic OCT imaging probes typically employ proximal or distal mechanical beam scanning mechanisms that increase cost, complexity, and size. Here, we demonstrate in the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of unsedated human patients, that a passive, single-fiber probe can be used to guide ...
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    5. Light-sheet photonic force optical coherence elastography for high-throughput quantitative 3D micromechanical imaging

      Light-sheet photonic force optical coherence elastography for high-throughput quantitative 3D micromechanical imaging
      Quantitative characterisation of micro-scale mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and dynamic cell-ECM interactions can significantly enhance fundamental discoveries and their translational potential in the rapidly growing field of mechanobiology. However, quantitative 3D imaging of ECM mechanics with cellular-scale resolution and dynamic monitoring of cell-mediated changes to pericellular viscoelasticity remain a challenge for existing mechanical characterisation methods. Here, we present light-sheet photonic force optical coherence elastography (LS-pfOCE) to address ...
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    6. Using the dynamic forward scattering signal for optical coherence tomography based blood flow quantification

      Using the dynamic forward scattering signal for optical coherence tomography based blood flow quantification
      To our knowledge, all existing optical coherence tomography approaches for quantifying blood flow, whether Doppler-based or decorrelation-based, analyze light that is back-scattered by moving red blood cells (RBCs). This work investigates the potential advantages of basing these measurements on light that is forward-scattered by RBCs, i.e., by looking at the signals back-scattered from below the vessel. We show experimentally that flowmetry based on forward-scattering is insensitive to vessel orientation ...
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    7. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCT Image Processing and Machine Learning) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCT Image Processing and Machine Learning) at Massachusetts General Hospital
      ...ation is available in the Tearney Lab (www.tearneylab.org) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. This appointment will be made at the rank of postdoctoral fellow at Harvard ...
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    8. Three-dimensional opto-thermo-mechanical model for predicting photo-thermal optical coherence tomography responses in multilayer geometries

      Three-dimensional opto-thermo-mechanical model for predicting photo-thermal optical coherence tomography responses in multilayer geometries
      Photothermal optical coherence tomography (PT-OCT) is a functional extension of OCT with the ability to generate qualitative maps of molecular absorptions co-registered with the micron-resolution structural tomograms of OCT. Obtaining refined insight into chemical information from PT-OCT images, however, requires solid understanding of the multifactorial physics behind generation of PT-OCT signals and their dependence on system and sample parameters. Such understanding is needed to decouple the various physical effects involved ...
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    9. A novel algorithm for multiplicative speckle noise reduction in ex vivo human brain OCT images

      A novel algorithm for multiplicative speckle noise reduction in ex vivo human brain OCT images
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of ex vivo human brain tissue are corrupted by multiplicative speckle noise that degrades the contrast to noise ratio (CNR) of microstructural compartments. This work proposes a novel algorithm to reduce noise corruption in OCT images that minimizes the penalized negative log likelihood of gamma distributed speckle noise. The proposed method is formulated as a majorize-minimize problem that reduces to solving an iterative regularized least ...
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    10. Volumetric characterization of microvasculature in ex vivo human brain samples by serial sectioning optical coherence tomography

      Volumetric characterization of microvasculature in ex vivo human brain samples by serial sectioning optical coherence tomography
      Objective: Serial sectioning optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables distortion-free volumetric reconstruction of several cubic centimeters of human brain samples. We aimed to identify anatomical features of the ex vivo human brain, such as intraparenchymal blood vessels and axonal fiber bundles, from the OCT data in 3D, using intrinsic optical contrast. Methods: We developed an automatic processing pipeline to enable characterization of the intraparenchymal microvascular network in human brain samples. Results ...
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    11. Ultrahigh resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography using the 1000-1600 nm spectral band

      Ultrahigh resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography using the 1000-1600 nm spectral band
      Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT) can image microscopic features that are not visible with the standard OCT resolution of 5-15 m. In previous studies, high-speed UHR-OCT has been accomplished within the visible (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR-I) spectral ranges, specifically within 550-950 nm. Here, we present a spectral domain UHR-OCT system operating in a short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) range from 1000 to 1600 nm using a supercontinuum light source and an ...
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    12. Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention

      Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention
      Since optical coherence tomography (OCT) was first performed in humans two decades ago, this imaging modality has been widely adopted in research on coronary atherosclerosis and adopted clinically for the optimization of percutaneous coronary intervention. In the past 10 years, substantial advances have been made in the understanding of in vivo vascular biology using OCT. Identification by OCT of culprit plaque pathology could potentially lead to a major shift in ...
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    13. Extended depth of focus by self-imaging wavefront division with the mirror tunnel

      Extended depth of focus by self-imaging wavefront division with the mirror tunnel
      The mirror tunnel is a component used to extend the depth of focus for compact imaging probes used in endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). A fast and accurate method for mirror tunnel probe simulation, characterization, and optimization is needed, with the aim of reconciling wave- and ray-optics simulation methods and providing a thorough description of the physical operating principle of the mirror tunnel. BeamLab software, employing the beam propagation method ...
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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.
      In NinePoint Medical Imaging Technology Highlighted in Nature Medicine