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    2. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Artificial Intelligence for Optical Coherence Tomography To Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure on Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Artificial Intelligence for Optical Coherence Tomography To Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure on Fetal Brain Development
      ...r the development of novel and innovative therapies for reversing teratology.

      University of Houston Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $311,241 for Artificial Intelligence for Optical Coherence...

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    3. Recent progress in optical probing and manipulation of tissue: introduction

      Recent progress in optical probing and manipulation of tissue: introduction
      This feature issue of Biomedical Optics Express represents a cross-section of the most recent work in tissue optics, including exciting developments in tissue optical clearing, deep tissue imaging, optical elastography, nanophotonics in tissue, and therapeutic applications of light, amongst others. A collection of 33 papers provides a comprehensive overview of current research in tissue optics, much of it inspired and informed by the pioneering work of Prof. Valery Tuchin. The ...
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    4. Custom Optical Coherence Tomography Parameters for Distinguishing Papilledema from Pseudopapilledema

      Custom Optical Coherence Tomography Parameters for Distinguishing Papilledema from Pseudopapilledema
      SIGNIFICANCE Causes of papilledema can be life-threatening; however, distinguishing papilledema from pseudopapilledema is often challenging. The conventional optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan for assessing the optic nerve often fails to detect mild papilledema. Our study suggests that parameters derived from volumetric OCT scans can provide additional useful information for detecting papilledema. PURPOSE Optical coherence tomography analysis of the optic nerve commonly measures retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) along a ...
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    5. Assessment of Vascular Patency and Inflammation with Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Superficial Femoral Artery Disease Treated with Zilver PTX Stents

      Assessment of Vascular Patency and Inflammation with Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Superficial Femoral Artery Disease Treated with Zilver PTX Stents
      Purpose Zilver PTX nitinol self-expanding drug-eluting stent with paclitaxel coating is effective for treatment of superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. However, as with any stent, it induces a measure of vascular inflammatory response. The current clinical trial (NCT02734836) aimed to assess vascular patency, remodeling, and inflammatory markers with intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with SFA disease treated with Zilver PTX stents. Methods Serial OCT examinations were performed in ...
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    6. University of Washington Receives NIH Grant for Biomechanics of Neural Tube Development Using Brillouin-OCT Multimodality

      University of Washington Receives NIH Grant for Biomechanics of Neural Tube Development Using Brillouin-OCT Multimodality
      University of Washington Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $663,429 for Biomechanics of Neural Tube Development Using Brillouin-OCT Multimodality. The principal investigator is Kirill Larin. The program began in 2018 and ends in 2023. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The objective of this proposal is to develop a non-contact, all-optical imaging technology to map elastic moduli and forces involved in critical aspects of embryonic development with ...
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    7. Dynamic optical coherence elastography: Emerging tool for noninvasive quantification of mechanical properties of ocular tissues

      Dynamic optical coherence elastography: Emerging tool for noninvasive quantification of mechanical properties of ocular tissues
      Optical coherence elastography (OCE) is an emerging method for noninvasive quantification of tissue viscoelastic properties. The underlying technology is based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging and analysis of external (or internal) force-induced mechanical waves propagating through the tissue. In this presentation, I will overview recent progress made in my lab on quantification of mechanical properties of ocular tissues (such as cornea and the lens of the eye) using OCE ...
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    8. University Houston ReceivesNIH Grant for Optical Coherence Elastography of the Cornea

      University Houston ReceivesNIH Grant for Optical Coherence Elastography of the Cornea
      University Houston Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $379,941 for Optical Coherence Elastography of the Cornea. The principal investigator is Kirill Larin. The program began in 2012 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The fundamental physical properties of the outer tunic of the eye determine the structural characteristics of the ocular globe and may be altered in several devastating disease states including axial ...
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    9. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Structural and Molecular Phenotyping of Embryonic Development Through Multi-Modal Optical Imaging

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Structural and Molecular Phenotyping of Embryonic Development Through Multi-Modal Optical Imaging
      ... mother and developing fetus, a critical prerequisite for embryonic survival.

      University of Houston Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $676,224 for Structural and Molecular Phenotyping of Embry...

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    10. Assessing the Acute Effects of Prenatal Synthetic Cannabinoid Exposure on Murine Fetal Brain Vasculature Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Assessing the Acute Effects of Prenatal Synthetic Cannabinoid Exposure on Murine Fetal Brain Vasculature Using Optical Coherence Tomography
      Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused substances during pregnancy. Synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs) are a group of heterogeneous compounds that are 40‐ to 600‐fold more potent than ∆ 9 ‐tetrahydrocannabinol , the major psychoactive component of marijuana. With SCBs being legally available for purchase and the prevalence of unplanned pregnancies, the possibility of prenatal exposure to SCBs is high. However, the effects of prenatal SCB exposure on embryonic brain development ...
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    11. Optical coherence elastography of cold cataract in porcine lens

      Optical coherence elastography of cold cataract in porcine lens
      Cataract is one of the most prevalent causes of blindness around the world. Understanding the mechanisms of cataract development and progression is important for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Cold cataract has proven to be a robust model for cataract formation that can be easily controlled in the laboratory. There is evidence that the biomechanical properties of the lens can be significantly changed by cataract. Therefore, early detection of cataract, as ...
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    12. An Evaluation of the IOLMaster 700

      An Evaluation of the IOLMaster 700
      Objectives: To evaluate the repeatability and reproducibility of the Carl Zeiss Meditec IOLMaster 700, which uses swept-source optical coherence tomography technology, along with its agreement with the IOLMaster 500 and Lenstar LS 900. Methods: In a clinical practice, complete measurements were taken on one eye of 100 subjects: 51 with cataracts and 49 with clear lenses. Three sets of measurements were taken by 3 operators with three different IOLMaster 700 ...
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    13. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development
      ...particular significant impact for the development of novel and innovative therapies for reversing teratology. University of Houston Receives 2019 NIH Grant for $345,824 for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effects o...
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    14. Assessing the biomechanical properties of the porcine crystalline lens as a function of intraocular pressure with optical coherence elastography

      Assessing the biomechanical properties of the porcine crystalline lens as a function of intraocular pressure with optical coherence elastography
      In this study, we investigated the relationship between the biomechanical properties of the crystalline lens and intraocular pressure (IOP) using a confocal acoustic radiation force (ARF) and phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (OCE) system. ARF induced a small displacement at the apex of porcine lenses in situ at various artificially controlled IOPs. Maximum displacement, relaxation rate, and Youngs modulus were utilized to assess the stiffness of the crystalline lens. The results ...
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  2. About University of Houston

    University of Houston

    University of Houston is a public doctoral/research university located in Houston, Texas. It is the flagship institution and the only doctoral degree-granting university in the University of Houston System, which includes three other universities and two multi-institution teaching centers.  Biomedical Optics Laboratory at the University of Houston is located within the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Enginnering Department at the University of Houston (UH). The research activities of the laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Kirill Larin, concern the development of new methods for protein biosensing (based on nanooptics) and tissue functional imaging (based on Optical Coherence Tomography).