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    2. Feature Of The Week 10/08/2018: Clinical Utility of Ultrahigh-Speed Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography in Gastroenterology

      Feature Of The Week 10/08/2018: Clinical Utility of Ultrahigh-Speed Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography in Gastroenterology
      Barretts esophagus (BE) surveillance is limited by biopsy sampling error. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables microscopic resolution, high speed, volumetric imaging and is commercially available as volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE, NinePoint Medical). Studies investigated cross-sectional OCT dysplasia features, including a diagnostic algorithm (VLE-DA), however, many VLE studies used ex vivo specimens due to challenges in registering biopsy with OCT. We previously demonstrated ultrahigh-speed endoscopic OCT 10x faster than commercial instruments ...
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    3. Assessment of Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia with ultrahigh-speed volumetric en face and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia with ultrahigh-speed volumetric en face and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography
      Background This study aimed to evaluate the use of ultrahigh-speed volumetric en face and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography (OCT) with micromotor catheters for the in vivo assessment of Barretts esophagus and dysplasia. Methods 74 OCT datasets with correlated biopsy/endoscopic mucosal resection histology (49 nondysplastic Barretts esophagus [NDBE], 25 neoplasia) were obtained from 14 patients with Barretts esophagus and a history of dysplasia and 30 with NDBE. The associations between ...
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    4. Apparatus and methods for one or more wavelength swept lasers and the detection of signals thereof

      Apparatus and methods for one or more wavelength swept lasers and the detection of signals thereof
      An optical instrument including at least a first and second wavelength swept vertical cavity laser (VCL) sources. The wavelength sweeping ranges spanned by the first and second VCL sources may differ with a region of spectral overlap. The first and second VCL sources may be operable under different modes of operation, wherein the modes of operation differ in at least one of: sweep repetition rate, sweep wavelength range, sweep center ...
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    5. Cycloid scanning for wide field optical coherence tomography endomicroscopy and angiography in vivo

      Cycloid scanning for wide field optical coherence tomography endomicroscopy and angiography in vivo
      Devices that perform wide field-of-view (FOV) precision optical scanning are important for endoscopic assessment and diagnosis of luminal organ disease such as in gastroenterology. Optical scanning for in vivo endoscopic imaging has traditionally relied on one or more proximal mechanical actuators, limiting scan accuracy and imaging speed. There is a need for rapid and precise two-dimensional (2D) microscanning technologies to enable the translation of benchtop scanning microscopies to in vivo ...
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    6. Widely tunable short cavity laser

      Widely tunable short cavity laser
      A tunable source includes a short-cavity laser optimized for performance and reliability in SSOCT imaging systems, spectroscopic detection systems, and other types of detection and sensing systems. The short cavity laser has a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response and single transverse, longitudinal and polarization mode operation, and includes embodiments for fast and wide tuning, and optimized spectral shaping. Disclosed are both electrical and optical pumping in a ...
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    7. Ultrahigh-speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography and angiography enables delineation of lateral margins of endoscopic mucosal resection: a case report

      Ultrahigh-speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography and angiography enables delineation of lateral margins of endoscopic mucosal resection: a case report
      Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a common technique for resecting dysplastic lesions in Barretts esophagus (BE), stomach, and colon, 1 but precise delineation of dysplastic margins before resection and verification of complete removal after resection remain challenging. 2 , 3 Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables three-dimensional visualization of tissue microstructure and is commercially available as Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (NinePoint Medical, Bedford, MA, USA). 4 , 5 We recently developed an ultrahigh-speed ...
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    8. Widely tunable swept source

      Widely tunable swept source
      A high-speed, single-mode, high power, reliable and manufacturable wavelength-tunable light source operative to emit wavelength tunable radiation over a wavelength range contained in a wavelength span between about 950 nm and about 1150 nm, including a vertical cavity laser (VCL), the VCL having a gain region with at least one compressively strained quantum well containing Indium, Gallium, and Arsenic.
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    9. Endoscopic forward-viewing optical coherence tomography and angiography with MHz swept source

      Endoscopic forward-viewing optical coherence tomography and angiography with MHz swept source
      Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments are mostly side viewing and rely on at least one proximal scan, thus limiting accuracy of volumetric imaging and en face visualization. Previous forward-viewing OCT devices had limited axial scan speeds. We report a forward-viewing fiber scanning 3D-OCT probe with 900 m field of view and 5 m transverse resolution, imaging at 1 MHz axial scan rate in the human gastrointestinal tract. The probe ...
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    10. Cubic meter volume optical coherence tomography

      Cubic meter volume optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful three-dimensional (3D) imaging modality with micrometer-scale axial resolution and up to multi-GigaVoxel/s imaging speed. However, the imaging range of high-speed OCT has been limited. Here, we report 3D OCT over cubic meter volumes using a long coherence length, 1310 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and silicon photonic integrated circuit dual-quadrature receiver technology combined with enhanced signal processing. We achieved 15 m depth resolution ...
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    11. Volumetric Mapping of Barrett’s Esophagus and Dysplasia With en face Optical Coherence Tomography Tethered Capsule

      Volumetric Mapping of Barrett’s Esophagus and Dysplasia With en face Optical Coherence Tomography Tethered Capsule
      To the Editor: Dysplasia in Barretts Esophagus (BE) is patchy ( 1 ) and sometimes missed by random biopsies. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image large areas of the esophagus; however, slow imaging speeds in earlier studies limited visualization to cross-sections. Cross-sectional OCT detected high-grade dysplasia with sensitivity / specificity of ~80 % ( 2 , 3 ). Tethered OCT capsules were demonstrated for cross-sectional imaging in unsedated screening to detect BE ( 4 , 5 ). Our group recently ...
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    12. ULTRAHIGH SPEED SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF RETINAL AND CHORIOCAPILLARIS ALTERATIONS IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT RETINOPATHY

      ULTRAHIGH SPEED SWEPT SOURCE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF RETINAL AND CHORIOCAPILLARIS ALTERATIONS IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT RETINOPATHY
      Purpose: To investigate the utility of ultrahigh speed, swept source optical coherence tomography angiography in visualizing retinal microvascular and choriocapillaris (CC) changes in diabetic patients. Methods: The study was prospective and cross-sectional. A 1,050 nm wavelength, 400 kHz A-scan rate swept source optical coherence tomography prototype was used to perform volumetric optical coherence tomography angiography of the retinal and CC vasculatures in diabetic patients and normal subjects. Sixty-three eyes ...
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    13. Choroidal Neovascularization Analyzed on Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Compared to Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Choroidal Neovascularization Analyzed on Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Compared to Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
      Purpose To compare visualization of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using an ultrahigh-speed swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) prototype vs a spectral-domain (SD) OCTA device. Design Comparative analysis of diagnostic instruments. Methods Patients were prospectively recruited to be imaged on SD OCT and SS OCT devices on the same day. The SD OCT device employed is the RTVue Avanti (Optovue, Inc, Fremont, California, USA ...
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    Praevium Research, Broadband and Tuneable Sources.  Praevium Research was founded in 2001, with the mission of commercializing high functionality, radically miniaturized opto-electronic devices for a variety of system applications. The company’s core competencies are in the design and fabrication of semiconductor lasers, detectors, and photonic integrated circuits, and their application in medicine, agriculture, and communications. Current commercial products include ultra-broadband sources for optical coherence tomography, and miniaturized multi-wavelength laser arrays for near infrared spectroscopy and for diffuse optical spectroscopy. Additionally, company scientists have made pioneering contributions to the research, development, and commercialization of tunable lasers, vertical cavity lasers, wafer bonded devices, and new semiconductor materials. This accumulated expertise makes Praevium Research ideally suited to offer custom opto-electronic device and process development services to academic, commercial, and federal institutions.

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    1. Research by our group at MIT and our collaborators at Praevium Research and Thorlabs indicated that the coherence length of the VCSEL source was orders of magnitude longer than other swept laser technologies suitable for OCT, which suggested the possibility of long-range OCT imaging.
      Benjamin M. Potsaid in Researchers achieve meter-scale optical coherence tomography for first time
    2. Research by our group at MIT and our collaborators at Praevium Research and Thorlabs indicated that the coherence length of the VCSEL source was orders of magnitude longer than other swept laser technologies suitable for OCT, which suggested the possibility of long-range OCT imaging.
      Benjamin M. Potsaid in Macro-scale OCT heralds new industrial uses for the technique