1. Richard A. Bilonick

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    2. Signal Normalization Reduces Image Appearance Disparity Among Multiple Optical Coherence Tomography Devices

      Signal Normalization Reduces Image Appearance Disparity Among Multiple Optical Coherence Tomography Devices
      Purpose : To assess the effect of the previously reported optical coherence tomography (OCT) signal normalization method on reducing the discrepancies in image appearance among spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) devices. Methods : Healthy eyes and eyes with various retinal pathologies were scanned at the macular region using similar volumetric scan patterns with at least two out of three SD-OCT devices at the same visit (Cirrus HD-OCT, Zeiss, Dublin, CA; RTVue, Optovue, Fremont, CA ...
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    3. Virtual Averaging Making Nonframe-Averaged Optical Coherence Tomography Images Comparable to Frame-Averaged Images

      Virtual Averaging Making Nonframe-Averaged Optical Coherence Tomography Images Comparable to Frame-Averaged Images
      Purpose : Developing a novel image enhancement method so that nonframe-averaged optical coherence tomography (OCT) images become comparable to active eye-tracking frame-averaged OCT images. Methods : Twenty-one eyes of 21 healthy volunteers were scanned with noneye-tracking nonframe-averaged OCT device and active eye-tracking frame-averaged OCT device. Virtual averaging was applied to nonframe-averaged images with voxel resampling and adding amplitude deviation with 15-time repetitions. Signal-to-noise (SNR), contrast-to-noise ratios (CNR), and the distance between the ...
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    4. In Vivo Evaluation of White Matter Integrity and Anterograde Transport in Visual System After Excitotoxic Retinal Injury With Multimodal MRI and OCT

      In Vivo Evaluation of White Matter Integrity and Anterograde Transport in Visual System After Excitotoxic Retinal Injury With Multimodal MRI and OCT
      Purpose. Excitotoxicity has been linked to the pathogenesis of ocular diseases and injuries and may involve early degeneration of both anterior and posterior visual pathways. However, their spatiotemporal relationships remain unclear. We hypothesized that the effects of excitotoxic retinal injury (ERI) on the visual system can be revealed in vivo by diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imagining (DTI), manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imagining (MRI), and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods. Diffusion tensor ...
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    5. Histogram Matching Extends Acceptable Signal Strength Range on Optical Coherence Tomography Images

      Histogram Matching Extends Acceptable Signal Strength Range on Optical Coherence Tomography Images
      Purpose. We minimized the influence of image quality variability, as measured by signal strength (SS), on optical coherence tomography (OCT) thickness measurements using the histogram matching (HM) method. Methods. We scanned 12 eyes from 12 healthy subjects with the Cirrus HD-OCT device to obtain a series of OCT images with a wide range of SS (maximal range, 110) at the same visit. For each eye, the histogram of an image ...
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    6. In Vivo Three-Dimensional Characterization of the Healthy Human Lamina Cribrosa with Adaptive Optics Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      In Vivo Three-Dimensional Characterization of the Healthy Human Lamina Cribrosa with Adaptive Optics Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose: To characterize the in vivo 3D lamina cribrosa (LC) microarchitecture of healthy eyes using adaptive optics spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (AO-SDOCT). Methods: One randomly selected eye from each of 18 healthy subjects was scanned with Cirrus HD-OCT and AO-SDOCT centered on the optic nerve head. LC microarchitecture, imaged by the later device, was semi-automatically segmented and quantified for connective tissue volume fraction (CTVF), beam thickness, pore diameter, pore area ...
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    7. In Vivo Lamina Cribrosa Micro-Architecture in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      In Vivo Lamina Cribrosa Micro-Architecture in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography
      ... 1. Bo Wang^1,^2, 2. Jessica E. Nevins^1, 3. Zach Nadler^1, 4. Gadi Wollstein^1, 5. Hiroshi Ishikawa^1,^2, 6. Richard A. Bilonick^1,^3, 7. Larry Kagemann^1,^2, 8. Ian A. Sigal^1,^2, 9. Ireneusz Grulkowski^4, 10. Jonathan...
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    8. In-Vivo Lamina Cribrosa Microarchitecture in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      In-Vivo Lamina Cribrosa Microarchitecture in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose: Lamina cribrosa (LC) is a leading location of glaucomatous damage. The purpose of this study is to compare LC 3-dimensional microarchitecture between healthy and glaucomatous eyes in-vivo using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: Sixty-eight eyes (19 healthy and 49 glaucomatous) from 47 subjects were scanned in a 3.5x3.5x3.64mm volume (400x400x896 pixels) at the optic nerve head using swept-source OCT. The LC microarchitecture parameters were measured on ...
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    9. Signal Normalization Reduces Systematic Measurement Differences Between Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Devices

      Signal Normalization Reduces Systematic Measurement Differences Between Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Devices
      Purpose: To test the effect of a novel signal normalization method for reducing systematic optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement differences among multiple spectral-domain (SD-) OCT devices. Methods: One hundred and nine eyes from 59 subjects were scanned with two SD-OCT devices (Cirrus and RTVue) at the same visit. OCT image data were normalized to match their signal characteristics between the devices. To compensate signal strength differences, a custom high dynamic ...
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    10. Individual A-scan Signal Normalization Between Two Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Devices

      Individual A-scan Signal Normalization Between Two Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Devices
      Purpose: To develop a method to normalize optical coherence tomography (OCT) signal profiles from two spectral-domain (SD-) OCT devices so that the comparability between devices increases. Methods: Twenty-one eyes from 14 healthy and 7 glaucoma subjects were scanned with two SD-OCT devices on the same day with equivalent cube scan patterns centered on the fovea (Cirrus HD-OCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA; and RTVue, Optovue, Fremont, CA). Foveola positions were ...
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    11. High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging Concept Based Signal Enhancement Method Reduced the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Measurement Variability

      High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging Concept Based Signal Enhancement Method Reduced the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Measurement Variability
      Purpose: To develop and test a novel signal enhancement method for optical coherence tomography (OCT) images based on the high dynamic range (HDR) processing concept. Methods: Three virtual channels, which represent low, medium, and high signal components, were produced for each OCT signal dataset. The dynamic range of each signal component was normalized to the full gray scale range. Finally, the three components were recombined into one image using various ...
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    12. Inflammatory response to intravitreal injection of gold nanorods

      Inflammatory response to intravitreal injection of gold nanorods
      Aim To evaluate the utility of gold nanorods (AuNRs) as a contrast agent for ocular optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods Mice were intravitreally injected with sterile AuNRs coated with either poly(strenesulfate) (PSS-AuNRs) or anti-CD90.2 antibodies (Ab-AuNRs), and imaged using OCT. After 24 h, eyes were processed for transmission electron microscopy or rendered into single cell suspensions for flow cytometric analysis to determine absolute numbers of CD45 + leukocytes and ...
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    13. Glaucoma discrimination of segmented cirrus spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) macular scans

      Glaucoma discrimination of segmented cirrus spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) macular scans
      Aims To evaluate the glaucoma discriminating ability of macular retinal layers as measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods Healthy, glaucoma suspect and glaucomatous subjects had a comprehensive ocular examination, visual field testing and SD-OCT imaging (Cirrus HD-OCT; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, California, USA) in the macular and optic nerve head regions. OCT macular scans were segmented into macular nerve fibre layer (mNFL), ganglion cell layer with inner ...
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  2. About Richard A. Bilonick

    Richard A. Bilonick

    Richard A. Bilonick is an Assistant Professsor of Ophthalmology and Biostatistician at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.