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    2. Effect of differently sized nanoparticles' accumulation on the optical properties of ex vivo normal and adenomatous human colon tissue with OCT imaging and diffuse reflectance spectra

      Effect of differently sized nanoparticles' accumulation on the optical properties of ex vivo normal and adenomatous human colon tissue with OCT imaging and diffuse reflectance spectra

      Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and diffuse reflectance spectra, we investigated the dynamics of titanium dioxide (TiO 2 ) nanoparticles, of different sizes, when penetrating and accumulating in human normal colon tissue (NC) and adenomatous colon tissue (AC). The process of nanoparticle penetration and accumulation in biotissue is accompanied by changes in the optical properties of tissue. Continuous OCT monitoring showed that, after application of TiO 2 nanoparticles, the OCT signal intensities of NC and ac both increase with time, and the larger nanoparticles tend to produce a greater signal enhancement in the same type of tissue. The average attenuation coefficient ...

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    3. Continuous noninvasive monitoring of changes in human skin optical properties during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography

      Continuous noninvasive monitoring of changes in human skin optical properties during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography
      ...iu^1 ^1MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science & Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China ^2Department of Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospita...
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    4. In vitro study of the effects of ultrasound-mediated glycerol on optical attenuation of human normaland cancerous esophageal tissues with optical coherence tomography

      In vitro study of the effects of ultrasound-mediated glycerol on optical attenuation of human normaland cancerous esophageal tissues with optical coherence tomography

      Previous studies from our group have demonstrated that glucose solution can induce optical clearing enhancement of esophageal tissues with optical coherence tomography (OCT). The aims of this study were to evaluate the optical clearing effects of ultrasound-mediated optical clearing agents (OCAs) and to find more effective methods to distinguish human normal esophageal tissues (NE) and cancerous esophageal tissues (CE). Here we used the OCT technique to investigate the optical attenuation of NE and CE in vitro after treatment with 30% glycerol alone and glycerol combined with ultrasound, respectively. Experimental results showed that the averaged attenuation coefficient of CE was significantly ...

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    5. Investigation of the permeability and optical clearing ability of different analytes in human normal and cancerous breast tissues by spectral domain OCT

      Investigation of the permeability and optical clearing ability of different analytes in human normal and cancerous breast tissues by spectral domain OCT

      The potential of OCT applied for early breast cancer detection attracted significant efforts. The permeability coefficients and the percentages of OCT signal enhancement for normal and cancerous breast tissues have been investigated from the experiments of 20% glucose, 40% glucose, and 20% mannitol in vitro. Obtained results indicate that the permeability coefficient in breast cancer tissue is prominently larger than that in normal breast tissue, while the optical clearing effect is just the reverse to that for each agent. The results suggest that OCT has the ability to distinguish cancer tissue from different aspect.

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    6. Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography in human subjects

      Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring during oral intake of different sugars with optical coherence tomography in human subjects

      The potential of OCT applied to noninvasive blood glucose monitoring has attracted significant efforts. In this work we investigated the feasibility of OCT in monitoring blood glucose during oral intake of different sugars in humans. Five groups of experiments were performed, in which different sugars were used. The OCT signal slope (OCTSS) changed with variation of blood glucose concentration (BGC). A good correlation between OCTSS and BGC was observed in these experiments. The averaged correlation coefficients R between OCTSS and BGC are 0.900, 0.836, 0.895 and 0.884, corresponding to oral administration of glucose, fructose, sucrose and ...

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    7. Assessment of the effects of ultrasound-mediated glucose on permeability of normal, benign, and cancerous human lung tissues with the Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of the effects of ultrasound-mediated glucose on permeability of normal, benign, and cancerous human lung tissues with the Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of ultrasound-mediated analyte diffusion on permeability of normal, benign, and cancerous human lung tissue in vitro and to find more effective sonophoretic (SP) delivery in combination with the optical clearing agents (OCAs) method to distinguish normal and diseased lung tissues. The permeability coefficients of SP in combination with OCAs diffusion in lung tissue were measured with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). 30% glucose and SP with a frequency of 1 MHz and an intensity of 0.80     W / cm 2 over a 3 cm probe was simultaneously applied for 15 ...

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    8. Quantitative measurement on optical attenuation coefficient of cell lines 5-8F and 6-10B using optical coherence tomography

      Quantitative measurement on optical attenuation coefficient of cell lines 5-8F and 6-10B using optical coherence tomography

      Oncogenesis and metastasis of tumor are difficult to detect during the clinic therapy. To explore the optical properties of tumorigenesis and metastasis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), we assessed the NPC cell lines 5-8F and 6-10B by optical coherence tomography (OCT): first, the OCT images of the two different types of cell pellets were captured. Second, by fitting Beer’s law to the averaged A-scans in these OCT datasets, the attenuation coefficients ( μ t ) of the cells were extracted. The median attenuation coefficients (interquartile range (IQR)) of 5-8F and 6-10B were 6.79 mm −1 (IQR 6.52 to 7.23 mm ...

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    9. Ex vivo determination of glucose permeability and optical attenuation coefficient in normal and adenomatous human colon tissues using spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Ex vivo determination of glucose permeability and optical attenuation coefficient in normal and adenomatous human colon tissues using spectral domain optical coherence tomography
      ...rements of using PC and AC from OCT images could be a potentially powerful method for colon cancer detection. South China Normal University, MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science and Institute of Laser Life Science, G...
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    10. Synergistic effect of hyperosmotic agents and sonophoresis on breast tissue optical properties and permeability studied with spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Synergistic effect of hyperosmotic agents and sonophoresis on breast tissue optical properties and permeability studied with spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Hyperosmotic agents have shown great potential in tissue optical clearing. However, the low efficiency of the permeation in biological tissues seriously restricts its application in reality. The synergy of sonophoresis as a penetration enhancer and hyperosmotic agents, 20% glucose (G) and 20% mannitol (M), in optical clearing has been investigated by analyzing the variation of the attenuation coefficients and the permeability coefficients. In the sonophoresis experiments, ultrasound (US) was applied for 10 min before applying hyperosmotic agents. Along with the administration of hyperosmotic agents, the samples were monitored with optical coherence tomography (OCT) functional imaging for the next 2 h ...

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    11. Effects of optical clearing agents on noninvasive blood glucose monitoring with optical coherence tomography: a pilot study

      Effects of optical clearing agents on noninvasive blood glucose monitoring with optical coherence tomography: a pilot study

      Recently, the capability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been demonstrated for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring. In this work, we investigate the administration of chemical agents onto human skin tissue to increase the transparency of the surface of the skin, as a means of improving the capability of OCT imaging for clinically relevant applications. Eight groups of experiments were proposed, in which different optical clearing agents (OCA) were used. The results indicate that, when properly used, some OCAs perform well in promoting the capability of OCT for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring. Among the four kinds of OCA we used, 50 ...

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    12. Quantitative measurement of optical parameters of cell lines 5-8F and 6-10B using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Quantitative measurement of optical parameters of cell lines 5-8F and 6-10B using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography
      ...a^b, * Yonghong He^c, * Songhao Liu^a * ^a School for Information and Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China * ^b Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Center...
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    13. Depth-resolved monitoring of diffusion of hyperosmotic agents in normal and malignant human esophagus tissues using optical coherence tomography in-vitro

      Depth-resolved monitoring of diffusion of hyperosmotic agents in normal and malignant human esophagus tissues using optical coherence tomography in-vitro
      ...-vitro 1 MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science & Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China 2 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Science and Technolo...
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    South China Normal University

    South China Normal University is an institution of higher learning with a long history and a rich legacy. Situated in Guangzhou, an open metropolis in South China, the University is imbued with Lingnan’s pioneering and pragmatic spirit. It has a tradition of elegant simplicity and a favourable learning atmosphere. In the past seventy years or so, the University has all along preserved its distinguishing characteristics, mainly concentrating on teacher-education and training, and has dedicated itself to training qualified teachers and professionals of other kind, viz., outstanding personnel of moral integrity, high thinking, inventive ability, with a sense of responsibility.