1. Ryan L. Shelton

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    2. PhotoniCare Receives $2.1 Million National Institute of Health Phase IIb Small Business Innovation Research Award

      PhotoniCare Receives $2.1 Million National Institute of Health Phase IIb Small Business Innovation Research Award
      ... years and we look forward to continuing our work with them through this very important clinical trial,” said Ryan Shelton, PhotoniCare Co-Founder and CEO. “Receiving ongoing peer-reviewed validation from a prestigious i...
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    3. Magnetomotive Displacement of the Tympanic Membrane using Magnetic Nanoparticles: Toward Enhancement of Sound Perception

      Magnetomotive Displacement of the Tympanic Membrane using Magnetic Nanoparticles: Toward Enhancement of Sound Perception
      Objective: A novel hearing-aid scheme using magnetomotive nanoparticles (MNPs) as transducers in the tympanic membrane (TM) is proposed, aiming to noninvasively and directly induce a modulated vibration on the TM. Methods: In this feasibility study, iron-oxide (Fesub3/subOsub4/sub) nanoparticles were applied on ex vivo rat TM tissues and allowed to diffuse over ~2 hr. Subsequently, magnetic force was exerted on the MNP-laden TM via a programmable electromagnetic solenoid to ...
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    4. Noninvasive in vivo optical coherence tomography tracking of chronic otitis media in pediatric subjects after surgical intervention

      Noninvasive in vivo optical coherence tomography tracking of chronic otitis media in pediatric subjects after surgical intervention
      In an institutional review board-approved study, 25 pediatric subjects diagnosed with chronic or recurrent otitis media were observed over a period of six months with optical coherence tomography (OCT). Subjects were followed throughout their treatment at the initial patient evaluation and preoperative consultation, surgery (intraoperative imaging), and postoperative follow-up, followed by an additional six months of records-based observation. At each time point, the tympanic membrane (at the light reflex region ...
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    5. Software Engineer Position Open at PhotoniCare in Champaign Illinois

      Software Engineer Position Open at PhotoniCare in Champaign Illinois
      PhotoniCare, Inc. (www.photoni.care) is a medical device manufacturer located in Champaign, IL. Our mission is to improve child health and reduce healthcare costs by empowering physicians with better information. We are starting by developing technology that will change the standard of care for middle ear disease. Summary: We are currently seeking a Software Engineer to develop front and back end software for our otology medical imaging devices. Key ...
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    6. Ratiometric analysis of optical coherence tomography–measured in vivo retinal layer thicknesses for the detection of early diabetic retinopathy

      Ratiometric analysis of optical coherence tomography–measured in vivo retinal layer thicknesses for the detection of early diabetic retinopathy
      Influence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) on parafoveal retinal thicknesses and their ratios was evaluated. Six retinal layer boundaries were segmented from spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images using open-source software. Five study groups: (1) healthy control (HC) subjects, and subjects with (2) controlled DM, (3) uncontrolled DM, (4) controlled DR and (5) uncontrolled DR, were identified. The one-way analyses of variance (ANOVA) between adjacent study groups (i ...
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    7. Smart phone attachment for 3-D optical coherence tomography imaging

      Smart phone attachment for 3-D optical coherence tomography imaging
      Methods and apparatus for tomographic imaging of a sample. Low-coherence light is split into a sample path and a reference path. A steering optic recombines light in the reference path with light scattered by a sample onto a camera having an areal focal plane array of detector elements such that light in the reference path and light scattered by the sample are characterized by respectively offset propagation vectors at incidence ...
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    8. Quantitative characterization of mechanically indented in vivo human skin in adults and infants using optical coherence tomography

      Quantitative characterization of mechanically indented in vivo human skin in adults and infants using optical coherence tomography
      Influenced by both the intrinsic viscoelasticity of the tissue constituents and the time-evolved redistribution of fluid within the tissue, the biomechanical response of skin can reflect not only localized pathology but also systemic physiology of an individual. While clinical diagnosis of skin pathologies typically relies on visual inspection and manual palpation, a more objective and quantitative approach for tissue characterization is highly desirable. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an interferometry-based ...
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    9. Low-cost hand-held probe for depth-resolved low-coherence interferometry

      Low-cost hand-held probe for depth-resolved low-coherence interferometry
      We report on the development of a low-cost hand-held low-coherence interferometric imaging system based on the principle of linear optical coherence tomography (Linear OCT), a technique which was first proposed in the early 2000s as a simpler alternative to the conventional time-domain and Fourier-domain OCT. A bench-top implementation of the proposed technique is first presented and validated. The axial resolution, SNR, and sensitivity roll-of of the system was estimated to ...
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    10. A Mosaicking Approach for In Vivo Thickness Mapping of the Human Tympanic Membrane Using Low Coherence Interferometry

      A Mosaicking Approach for In Vivo Thickness Mapping of the Human Tympanic Membrane Using Low Coherence Interferometry
      The thickness of the human tympanic membrane (TM) is known to vary considerably across different regions of the TM. Quantitative determination of the thickness distribution and mapping of the TM is of significant importance in hearing research, particularly in mathematical modeling of middle-ear dynamics. Change in TM thickness is also associated with several middle-ear pathologies. Determination of the TM thickness distribution could therefore also enable a more comprehensive diagnosis of ...
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    11. Detection of retinal blood vessel changes in multiple sclerosis with optical coherence tomography

      Detection of retinal blood vessel changes in multiple sclerosis with optical coherence tomography
      Although retinal vasculitis is common in multiple sclerosis (MS), it is not known if MS is associated with quantitative abnormalities in retinal blood vessels (BVs). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is suitable for examining the integrity of the anterior visual pathways in MS. In this paper we have compared the size and number of retinal blood vessels in patients with MS, with and without a history of optic neuritis (ON), and ...
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    12. Non-Invasive Optical Assessment of Viscosity of Middle Ear Effusions in Otitis Media

      Non-Invasive Optical Assessment of Viscosity of Middle Ear Effusions in Otitis Media
      In vivo Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) image of a human tympanic membrane and Middle Ear Effusion (MEE) (top), with a CCD image of the tympanic membrane surface (inset). Below is the corresponding time-lapse M-mode OCT data acquired along the white dotted line over time, which can be analyzed to determine the StokesEinstein diffusion coefficient of the effusion. Eustachian tube dysfunction can cause fluid to collect within the middle ear cavity ...
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    13. Non-invasive optical assessment of viscosity of middle ear effusions in otitis media

      Non-invasive optical assessment of viscosity of middle ear effusions in otitis media
      In vivo Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) image of a human tympanic membrane and Middle Ear Effusion (MEE) (top), with a CCD image of the tympanic membrane surface (inset). Below is the corresponding time-lapse M-mode OCT data acquired along the white dotted line over time, which can be analyzed to determine the StokesEinstein diffusion coefficient of the effusion. Eustachian tube dysfunction can cause fluid to collect within the middle ear cavity ...
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    14. Intraoperative optical coherence tomography for assessing human lymph nodes for metastatic cancer

      Intraoperative optical coherence tomography for assessing human lymph nodes for metastatic cancer
      Background Evaluation of lymph node (LN) status is an important factor for detecting metastasis and thereby staging breast cancer. Currently utilized clinical techniques involve the surgical disruption and resection of lymphatic structure, whether nodes or axillary contents, for histological examination. While reasonably effective at detection of macrometastasis , the majority of the resected lymph nodes are histologically negative. Improvements need to be made to better detect micrometastasis , minimize or eliminate lymphatic ...
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    15. Software Engineer Opening at PhotoniCare Incorporated

      Software Engineer Opening at PhotoniCare Incorporated
      PhotoniCare, Inc. is a medical device manufacturer located in Champaign, IL. Our mission is to improve child health and reduce healthcare costs by empowering physicians with better information. We are starting by developing technology that will change the standard of care for middle ear disease. Summary: We are currently seeking a Software Engineer to develop front and back end software for our otology medical imaging devices. Key responsibilities: Full stack ...
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  2. About Ryan L. Shelton

    Ryan L. Shelton

    Ryan L. Shelton received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University in 2006, and his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2012. He is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include the development of novel imaging applications using optical coherence tomography and photoacoustic microscopy

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    1. We started with middle ear infections because of our personal experience with this disease as both parents and patients. Our novel application of optical coherence tomography revolutionizes the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of the middle ear infections that affect 80% of children.
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