1. Natalia D. Gladkova

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    2. Time-related ex vivo changes in the optical properties of normal brain tissues

      Time-related ex vivo changes in the optical properties of normal brain tissues
      The aim of the study was to observe time-related changes in the optical properties of normal brain tissues as measured using cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP OCT). 32 ex vivo tissue samples from 16 animals (rats) were monitored under different external conditions, over a period of 1 hour after excision, to measure time-related optical changes. It was found that the optical properties of white matter were quite stable over the ...
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    3. Optical coherence angiography without motion correction preprocessing

      Optical coherence angiography without motion correction preprocessing
      The method for vessel visualization from optical coherence tomography (OCT) data is presented. The method is based on high-frequency filtration of the normalized absolute values of the scattered field measured with OCT. It is shown that in contrast with optical coherence angiography based on the processing of complex values of a scattered field, the proposed processing does not require motion correction preprocessing while providing resulting angiographic images of comparable quality.
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    4. Quantitative nontumorous and tumorous human brain tissue assessment using microstructural co- and cross-polarized optical coherence tomography

      Quantitative nontumorous and tumorous human brain tissue assessment using microstructural co- and cross-polarized optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a promising method for detecting cancer margins during tumor resection. This study focused on differentiating tumorous from nontumorous tissues in human brain tissues using cross-polarization OCT (CP OCT). The study was performed on fresh ex vivo human brain tissues from 30 patients with high- and low-grade gliomas. Different tissue types that neurosurgeons should clearly distinguish during surgery, such as the cortex, white matter, necrosis and ...
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    5. Optical coherence tomography‐based angiography device with real‐time angiography B‐scans visualization and hand‐held probe for everyday clinical use

      Optical coherence tomography‐based angiography device with real‐time angiography B‐scans visualization and hand‐held probe for everyday clinical use
      This work is dedicated to the development of the OCT system with angiography for everyday clinical use. Two major problems were solved during the development: compensation of specific natural tissue displacements, induced by contact scanning mode and physiological motion of patients (eg, respiratory and cardiac motions) and online visualization of vessel cross‐sections to provide feedback for the system operator.
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    6. Quantitative Cross-Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography Detection of Infiltrative Tumor Margin in a Rat Glioma Model: a Pilot Study

      Quantitative Cross-Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography Detection of Infiltrative Tumor Margin in a Rat Glioma Model: a Pilot Study
      Determining boundaries of infiltrative glial tumors remains a challenging problem in neurooncology. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) with cross-polarization (CP) visualization is a promising technique as a surgical guidance tool. However, the outcome of the procedures performed under OCT guidance strongly depends on the surgeons qualification. Thus, a quantitative method for assessing resection margins with OCT is required. The aim of this study was to develop a robust quantitative approach for ...
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    7. Cross-Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography in Comparative in vivo and ex vivo Studies of the Optical Properties of Normal and Tumorous Brain Tissues

      Cross-Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography in Comparative in vivo and ex vivo Studies of the Optical Properties of Normal and Tumorous Brain Tissues
      The aim of the study was to provide visual and quantitative evaluation of tumorous and normal brain tissue images obtained by cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP OCT) in a comparative in vivo and ex vivo study. Materials and Methods. The CP OCT as a non-damaging noninvasive optical method for tissue structure imaging was used in the study. It enables obtaining volumetric images of 2.42.41.25 mm 3 in ...
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    8. In-vivo longitudinal imaging of microvascular changes in irradiated oral mucosa of radiotherapy cancer patients using optical coherence tomography

      In-vivo longitudinal imaging of microvascular changes in irradiated oral mucosa of radiotherapy cancer patients using optical coherence tomography
      Mucositis is the limiting toxicity of radio(chemo)therapy of head and neck cancer. Diagnostics, prophylaxis and correction of this condition demand new accurate and objective approaches. Here we report on an in vivo longitudinal monitoring of the oral mucosa dynamics in 25 patients during the course of radiotherapy of oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal cancer using multifunctional optical coherence tomography (OCT). A spectral domain OCT system with a specially-designed oral imaging ...
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    9. Pixel classification method in optical coherence tomography for tumor segmentation and its complementary usage with OCT microangiography

      Pixel classification method in optical coherence tomography for tumor segmentation and its complementary usage with OCT microangiography
      A novel machine-learning method to distinguish between tumor and normal tissue in optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been developed. Pre-clinical murine ear model implanted with mouse colon carcinoma CT-26 was used. Structural-image-based feature sets were defined for each pixel and machine learning classifiers were trained using ground truth OCT images manually segmented by comparison with histology. The accuracy of the OCT tumour segmentation method was then quantified by comparing with ...
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    10. Complementary Study of Collagen State in Bladder Diseases Using Cross-Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography, Nonlinear and Atomic Force Microscopy

      Complementary Study of Collagen State in Bladder Diseases Using Cross-Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography, Nonlinear and Atomic Force Microscopy
      The aim of the study is to demonstrate the potential of cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP OCT) as a minimally invasive real-time technique for detection of bladder cancer against a background of severe inflammation. Materials and Methods. For the verification of CP OCT diagnostic data related to the condition of collagen comparison with high-resolution microscopy inspection was performed and correlation of the results was calculated. The CP OCT study was ...
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    11. Multimodal optical coherence tomography for in vivo imaging of brain tissue structure and microvascular network at glioblastoma

      Multimodal optical coherence tomography for in vivo imaging of brain tissue structure and microvascular network at glioblastoma
      In the case of infiltrative brain tumors the surgeon faces difficulties in determining their boundaries to achieve total resection. The aim of the investigation was to evaluate the performance of multimodal OCT (MM OCT) for differential diagnostics of normal brain tissue and glioma using an experimental model of glioblastoma. The spectral domain OCT device that was used for the study provides simultaneously two modes: cross-polarization and microangiographic OCT. The comparative ...
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    12. Quantitative evaluation of atherosclerotic plaques using cross-polarization optical coherence tomography, nonlinear, and atomic force microscopy

      Quantitative evaluation of atherosclerotic plaques using cross-polarization optical coherence tomography, nonlinear, and atomic force microscopy
      A combination of approaches to the image analysis in cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP OCT) and high-resolution imaging by nonlinear microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) at the different stages of atherosclerotic plaque development is studied. This combination allowed us to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the disorganization of collagen in the atherosclerotic arterial tissue (reduction and increase of CP backscatter), at the fiber (change of the geometric distribution of fibers ...
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    13. Multimodal Optical Coherence Tomography in Visualization of Brain Tissue Structure at Glioblastoma (Experimental Study)

      Multimodal Optical Coherence Tomography in Visualization of Brain Tissue Structure at Glioblastoma (Experimental Study)
      The aim of the investigation was to evaluate the performance of multimodal OCT (MM OCT) for differential diagnostics of normal and diseased brain tissue using an experimental model of glioblastoma. Materials and Methods. The spectral domain MM OCT device developed at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) was used for the study. It provides two modes of investigation: cross-polarization OCT (CP OCT ...
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    14. Vessel-contrast enhancement in label-free optical coherence angiography based on phase and amplitude speckle variability

      Vessel-contrast enhancement in label-free optical coherence angiography based on phase and amplitude speckle variability
      Recently proposed in vivo label-free optical coherence angiography techniques based on phase and amplitude speckle variability often require additional signal pre- and post processing operations to enhance vessel-contrast. We observe here 1) contrast enhancement by optimizing the signal normalization/weighing before processing; 2) algorithm based on Kasai estimator for phase compensation between processed A-scans to reduce masking role of motion artifacts; and 3) image projection through the imaging depth for ...
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    15. Robust strain mapping in optical coherence elastography by combining local phase-resolved measurements and cumulative displacement tracking

      Robust strain mapping in optical coherence elastography by combining local phase-resolved measurements and cumulative displacement tracking
      We report a novel hybrid method of robust strain mapping in compressional optical coherence elastography using combined phase measurements on sub-wavelength-scale and cumulative pixel-scale displacement tracking. This hybrid nature significantly extends the range of measurable displacements and strains in comparison with conventional direct phase-resolved measurements. As a result, the proposed strain-mapping method exhibits significantly increased robustness with respect to both additive noise and decorrelation noise produced by displacements and strains ...
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    16. Characterization of atherosclerotic plaques by cross-polarization optical coherence tomography

      Characterization of atherosclerotic plaques by cross-polarization optical coherence tomography
      We combined cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP OCT) and non-linear microscopy based on second harmonic generation (SHG) and two-photon-excited fluorescence (2PEF) to assess collagen and elastin fibers in the development of the atherosclerotic plaque (AP). The study shows potential of CP OCT for the assessment of collagen and elastin fibers condition in atherosclerotic arteries. Specifically, the additional information afforded by CP OCT, related to birefringence and cross-scattering properties of arterial ...
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  2. About Natalia D. Gladkova

    Natalia D. Gladkova

    Natalia D. Gladkova, graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in 1973. She received her PhD in 1983, her Dr. of Sciences in 1997, professorship in 2005, and the State Prize in Science and Technology for research on OCT in 1999. She is working as the Head of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) research group at the Research Institute of Applied and Fundamental Medicine and a senior researcher of the Department of Nonlinear Dynamics and Optics at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Science. Author of more than 200 research publications on OCT in endoscopy, oncology, stomatology, and dermatology. Author of 12 patents of the Russian Federation and of their 7 international analogs. Professor Natalia Gladkova is an internationally recognized expert in the field of OCT medical applications. Scientific interests: optical diagnostics, imaging of biotissue structure and interaction of high intensity laser radiation with biotissues.