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    2. Theory and design of Schwarzschild scan objective for Optical Coherence Tomography

      Theory and design of Schwarzschild scan objective for Optical Coherence Tomography
      Optical coherence elastography (OCE) is one form of multi-channel imaging that combines high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging with mechanical tissue stimulation. This combination of structural and functional imaging can require additional space to integrate imaging capabilities with additional functional elements (e.g., optical, mechanical, or acoustic modulators) either at or near the imaging axis. We address this challenge by designing a novel scan lens based on a modified Schwarzchild ...
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    3. An imaging system integrating optical coherence tomography and interferometry for in vivo measurement of the thickness and dynamics of the tear film

      An imaging system integrating optical coherence tomography and interferometry for in vivo measurement of the thickness and dynamics of the tear film
      Background The outermost layer of the tear film consists of a thin lipid layer (LL). The lipid layer serves as a barrier against evaporation of the aqueous component of the tear film. The ability to simultaneously image both the lipid layer thickness and overall tear film thickness is novel, and will help further understandings of mechanisms of how the lipid layer assembles and interacts with the full tear film thickness ...
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    4. Modified wavelength scanning interferometry for simultaneous tomography and topography of the cornea with Fourier domain optical coherence tomography

      Modified wavelength scanning interferometry for simultaneous tomography and topography of the cornea with Fourier domain optical coherence tomography
      Visual acuity is dependent on corneal shape and size. A minor variation in surface geometry can cause a deformation of corneal geometry, which affects its optical performance. In this work we demonstrate an algorithm for the simultaneous measurement of corneal tomography and topography with a traditional point-scanning Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) system. A modified wavelength scanning interferometry (mWSI) algorithm enabled topographical evaluation of the surface with nanometer-scale resolution ...
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    5. Quantifying the effects of hydration on corneal stiffness with noncontact optical coherence elastography

      Quantifying the effects of hydration on corneal stiffness with noncontact optical coherence elastography
      Purpose To quantify the effects of the hydration state on the Young's modulus of the cornea . Setting Biomedical Optics Laboratory, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. Design Experimental study. Methods Noncontact, dynamic optical coherence elastography (OCE) measurements were taken of in situ rabbit corneas in the whole eyeglobe configuration (n = 10) and at an artificially controlled intraocular pressure of 15 mm Hg. Baseline OCE measurements were taken by topically ...
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    6. Impact of Ticagrelor and Aspirin versus Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Symptomatic Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: Thrombus Burden Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Impact of Ticagrelor and Aspirin versus Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Symptomatic Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: Thrombus Burden Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose To compare OCT identified white thrombus decline, neointimal hyperplasia and clinical outcomes of patients treated with ticagrelor plus aspirin with those patients treated with clopidogrel plus aspirin after peripheral interventions. Background Ticagrelor is a potent platelet inhibitor. In patients with coronary artery disease, ticagrelor and aspirin demonstrated reduced rates of stent thrombosis, compared to aspirin and clopidogrel. The clinical importance of potent antiplatelet inhibition after peripheral endovascular interventions is ...
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    7. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AND HISTOLOGY OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION SUPPORT MITOCHONDRIA AS REFLECTIVITY SOURCES

      OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AND HISTOLOGY OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION SUPPORT MITOCHONDRIA AS REFLECTIVITY SOURCES
      Purpose: Widespread adoption of optical coherence tomography has revolutionized the diagnosis and management of retinal disease. If the cellular and subcellular sources of reflectivity in optical coherence tomography can be identified, the value of this technology will be advanced even further toward precision medicine, mechanistic thinking, and molecular discovery. Four hyperreflective outer retinal bands are created by the exquisite arrangement of photoreceptors, Mller cells, retinal pigment epithelium, and Bruch membrane ...
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    8. Common-path phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography provides enhanced phase stability and detection sensitivity for dynamic elastography

      Common-path phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography provides enhanced phase stability and detection sensitivity for dynamic elastography
      Phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (PhS-OCE) is an emerging optical technique to quantify soft-tissue biomechanical properties. We implemented a common-path OCT design to enhance displacement sensitivity and optical phase stability for dynamic elastography imaging. The background phase stability was greater in common-path PhS-OCE (0.24 0.07nm) than conventional PhS-OCE (1.60 0.11m). The coefficient of variation for surface displacement measurements using conventional PhS-OCE averaged 11% versus 2% for common-path ...
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    9. Computer-aided classification of sickle cell retinopathy using quantitative features in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Computer-aided classification of sickle cell retinopathy using quantitative features in optical coherence tomography angiography
      As a new optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging modality, there is no standardized quantitative interpretation of OCT angiography (OCTA) characteristics of sickle cell retinopathy (SCR). This study is to demonstrate computer-aided SCR classification using quantitative OCTA features, i.e., blood vessel tortuosity (BVT), blood vessel diameter (BVD), vessel perimeter index (VPI), foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area, FAZ contour irregularity, parafoveal avascular density (PAD). It was observed that combined features show ...
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    University of Alabama

    The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as 'Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. Within Alabama, it is often called the Capstone. UA is the senior and the largest in terms of enrollment of the state's major research universities, the others being academic and athletic rival Auburn University and fellow UA System institutions the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Outside the state, it is well known for the fact that its athletic teams are nicknamed the "Crimson Tide" (crimson being one of the school colors).   The University of Alabama offers programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly-supported law school in Alabama is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies, metallurgical and material engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.  As of fall 2007, Alabama has an enrollment of 25,580 students and its president is Dr. Robert Witt. The University of Alabama has the highest ranking in the 2008 edition of the US News and World Report: America's Best Colleges of any university in the state of Alabama."