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    2. Conavi Medical Announces Health Canada Approval of Novasight Hybrid System for Visualization During Coronary Angioplasty Procedures

      Conavi Medical Announces Health Canada Approval of Novasight Hybrid System for Visualization During Coronary Angioplasty Procedures
      Conavi Medical Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a Health Canada Medical Device License for the Novasight Hybrid System. This patented technology is the only clinical system that enables simultaneous imaging of coronary arteries with both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT), and was invented at Sunnybrook Research Institute. Angioplasty and stenting is performed four million times around the world every year as an important ...
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    3. Beam-shifting technique for speckle reduction and flow rate measurement in optical coherence tomography

      Beam-shifting technique for speckle reduction and flow rate measurement in optical coherence tomography
      In this Letter, we propose a beam-shifting optical coherence tomography scheme for speckle reduction and blood flow rate calculation, where variations of the speckle pattern and Doppler angle were generated by parallel shifting of the sample beam incident on the objective lens. The resultant optical coherent tomography images could then be averaged for speckle noise reduction and simultaneously analyzed for flow rate measurement. The performance of the proposed technique was ...
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    4. Buffer-averaging super-continuum source based spectral domain optical coherence tomography for high speed imaging

      Buffer-averaging super-continuum source based spectral domain optical coherence tomography for high speed imaging
      In super-continuum (SC) source based spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SC-SDOCT), the stability of the power spectral density (PSD) has a significant impact on OCT system sensitivity and image signal to noise ratio (SNR). High speed imaging decreases the camera's exposure time, thus each A-scan contained fewer laser pulse excited SC wideband emissions, resulting in a decrease of SNR. In this manuscript, we present a buffer-averaging SC-SDOCT (BASC-SDOCT) to ...
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    5. Conavi Medical Announces Clinical Use of the Novasight Hybrid System with Simultaneous Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Capabilities

      Conavi Medical Announces Clinical Use of the Novasight Hybrid System with Simultaneous Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Capabilities
      Conavi TM Medical Inc. (www.conavi.com) is pleased to announce the first clinical use of the Novasight TM Hybrid System, which enables simultaneous imaging of coronary arteries with both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). IVUS or OCT are typically used by interventional cardiologists to image coronary anatomy during minimally invasive procedures, such as angiograms, angioplasty and stenting procedures. Drs. Tej Sheth and Natalia Pinilla Echeverri are ...
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    6. Ultrasound and Infrared-Based Imaging Modalities for Diagnosis and Management of Cutaneous Diseases

      Ultrasound and Infrared-Based Imaging Modalities for Diagnosis and Management of Cutaneous Diseases
      Non-invasive bedside imaging tools are becoming more prevalent for assessing cutaneous lesions. Ultrasound used at specific frequencies allows us to assess margins of lesions to minimize the extent of the biopsy that is performed and improve cosmetic outcomes. Vascularity, seen on Doppler ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and stiffness, assessed on tissue elastography, can help differentiate between benign and malignant lesions for clinicians to be more judicious in deciding whether to ...
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    7. High speed, wide velocity dynamic range Doppler optical coherence tomography (Part V): Optimal utilization of multi-beam scanning for Doppler and speckle variance microvascular imaging

      High speed, wide velocity dynamic range Doppler optical coherence tomography (Part V): Optimal utilization of multi-beam scanning for Doppler and speckle variance microvascular imaging
      In this paper, a multi-beam scanning technique is proposed to optimize the microvascular images of human skin obtained with Doppler effect based methods and speckle variance processing. Flow phantom experiments were performed to investigate the suitability for combining multi-beam data to achieve enhanced microvascular imaging. To our surprise, the highly variable spot sizes (ranging from 13 to 77 m) encountered in high numerical aperture multi-beam OCT system imaging the same ...
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    8. Intraoperative optical coherence tomography of the cerebral cortex using a 7 degree-of freedom robotic arm

      Intraoperative optical coherence tomography of the cerebral cortex using a 7 degree-of freedom robotic arm
      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) provides a high-resolution imaging technique with limited depth penetration. The current use of OCT is limited to relatively small areas of tissue for anatomical structure diagnosis or minimally invasive guided surgery. In this study, we propose to image a large area of the surface of the cerebral cortex. This experiment aims to evaluate the potential difficulties encountered when applying OCT imaging to large and irregular surface ...
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    9. Hybrid intravascular imaging: recent advances, technical considerations, and current applications in the study of plaque pathophysiology

      Hybrid intravascular imaging: recent advances, technical considerations, and current applications in the study of plaque pathophysiology
      Cumulative evidence from histology-based studies demonstrate that the currently available intravascular imaging techniques have fundamental limitations that do not allow complete and detailed evaluation of plaque morphology and pathobiology, limiting the ability to accurately identify high-risk plaques. To overcome these drawbacks, new efforts are developing for data fusion methodologies and the design of hybrid, dual-probe catheters to enable accurate assessment of plaque characteristics, and reliable identification of high-risk lesions. Today ...
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    10. Optical coherence tomography spectral analysis for detecting apoptosis in vitro and in vivo

      Optical coherence tomography spectral analysis for detecting apoptosis in vitro and in vivo
      Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death characterized by a series of predictable morphological changes at the subcellular level, which modify the light-scattering properties of cells. We present a spectroscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) technique to detect changes in subcellular morphology related to apoptosis in vitro and in vivo . OCT data were acquired from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells treated with cisplatin over a 48-h period. The backscatter spectrum ...
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    11. OCT-guided management in a patient with anterior STEMI

      OCT-guided management in a patient with anterior STEMI
      A 64-year-old man presented with an anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction. He had experienced sudden onset chest pain at the end of a hockey game. His medical history was unremarkable. His blood pressure was 150/65 mm Hg and he had a heart rate of 70 bpm. Cardiovascular examination revealed normal heart sounds and no murmurs or added sounds. Coronary angiography revealed haziness in the proximal left anterior descending artery ...
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    12. Medical device with means to improve transmission of torque along a rotational drive shaft

      Medical device with means to improve transmission of torque along a rotational drive shaft
      The present invention provides minimally invasive imaging probe/medical device having a frictional element integrated therewith for reducing non-uniform rotational distortion near the distal end of a medical device, such as an imaging probe which undergoes rotational movement during scanning of surrounding tissue in bodily lumens and cavities.
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    13. Feature Of The Week 01/18/15: An Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography-Gas Nozzle System for Surgical Laser Ablation Applications

      Comment "Dear Ms. Kumar. Thank you for your comment. Please note all three articles you mentioned above are already on OCT ..." - Eric Swanson
      Feature Of The Week 01/18/15: An Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography-Gas Nozzle System for Surgical Laser Ablation Applications
      Gas assisted laser machining of materials is a common practice in the manufacturing industry. Advantages in using gas assistance include reducing the likelihood of flare-ups in flammable materials and clearing away ablated material in the cutting path. Current surgical procedures and research do not take advantage of this and in the case for resecting osseous tissue, gas assisted ablation can help minimize charring and clear away debris from the surgical ...
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    14. Development of an integrated optical coherence tomography-gas nozzle system for surgical laser ablation applications: preliminary findings of in situ spinal cord deformation due to gas flow effects

      Development of an integrated optical coherence tomography-gas nozzle system for surgical laser ablation applications: preliminary findings of in situ spinal cord deformation due to gas flow effects
      ...versity of Toronto, 27 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1, Canada ^5Division of Neurosurgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada ^6Physical Sciences ...
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    15. Evaluation of flow velocities after carotid artery stenting through split spectrum Doppler optical coherence tomography and computational fluid dynamics modeling

      Evaluation of flow velocities after carotid artery stenting through split spectrum Doppler optical coherence tomography and computational fluid dynamics modeling
      ...Sunnybrook Research Institute, 2075 Bayview Avenue,Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada ^3Division of Neurosurgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada ^4Division of Neurosurge...
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    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is assocaited with the University of Toronto. We are committed to transforming healthcare for people across the Greater Toronto Area, throughout Ontario, Canada and the rest of the world through new treatments, education & training, and patient safety.

    We offer an incredible place to work, study, conduct research and receive care. Our 11 000+ staff, physicians, volunteers and students improve the lives of more than one million people annually.

    Our commitment to excellence has resulted in an international reputation & a vital role in the Ontario healthcare system. We offer highly specialized services unavailable in other communities.