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    2. UIUC Receives NIH Grant for Partnership for Primary Care Imaging

      UIUC Receives NIH Grant for Partnership for Primary Care Imaging

      University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Received a 2014 NIH Grant for $933,337 for Partnership for Primary Care Imaging. The principal investigator is Stephen Boppart. The program began in 2011 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Primary Care Medicine, including Family Practice and Pediatrics, has traditionally relied on physical exam skills and simplistic instruments for critical diagnostic decision making, monitoring, and referral to medical specialists. The otoscope and ophthalmoscope are two historical and ubiquitous instruments that largely only illuminate and magnify tissue surfaces in the ear and eye, respectively. This Partnership will develop ...

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    3. Comparison of a MEMS-Based Handheld OCT Scanner With a Commercial Desktop OCT System for Retinal Evaluation

      Comparison of a MEMS-Based Handheld OCT Scanner With a Commercial Desktop OCT System for Retinal Evaluation

      Purpose: The goal of this study was to evaluate the ability of our handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner to image the posterior and anterior structures of the human eye, and especially the individual layers of the retina, and to compare its diagnostic performance with that of a fixed desktop commercial ophthalmic OCT system. Methods: We compared the clinical imaging results of our handheld OCT with a leading commercial desktop ophthalmic system (RTVue) used in specialist offices. Six patients exhibiting diabetes-related retinal pathology had both eyes imaged with each OCT system. Results: In both sets of images, the structural irregularities ...

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    4. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign receives NIH Grant for Interoperative Label-Free Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins

      University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign receives NIH Grant for Interoperative Label-Free Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins

      University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received at 2014 NIH grant for $483,605 for Interoperative Label-Free Optidcal Molecular Imaging of Breast Tumor Margins. The principal investigator is Stephen Boppart. The program began in 2012 and ends in 2017. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Margin status during the surgical treatment of solid tumors is the most critical factor in determining local recurrence rates. For breast cancer, breast conserving surgeries or lumpectomies are routinely performed. Currently, the surgeon is unable to visualize the microscopic structure at the margin, and conventionally relies on post-operative histological assessment of surgical margins to verify ...

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    5. Computational adaptive optics for interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy and other interferometric imaging

      Computational adaptive optics for interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy and other interferometric imaging

      Methods for correcting for aberrations in the image or three-dimensional reconstruction of a sampled region obtained by broadband interferometry. The sampled region is illuminated with a broadband beam of light, and light returned from the sample is detected, along with a reference beam, in order to derive an interference signal for pixels of a volume spanned by wavenumber and axes transverse to the beam propagation direction. An optimization procedure is performed with respect to a specified criterion so as to obtain an aberration-corrected image of at least one plane of the sampled region, either in a plane-specific manner or in ...

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    6. Implementation and evaluation of Google Glass for visualizing real-time image and patient data in the primary care office

      Implementation and evaluation of Google Glass for visualizing real-time image and patient data in the primary care office

      Primary care physicians must conduct a staggering number of comprehensive physical exams and medical record reviews, resulting in demanding daily schedules. Few commercial technologies have been marketed towards the primary care market, which has stifled improvements in disease screening and detection, work flow, and records management, taking time away from interactions with patients. In efforts to improve the quality of care in primary care medicine, we integrated our handheld primary care optical imaging system with Google Glass©, a commercial heads-up display (HUD). The integration of a HUD allows the physician to focus on the patient during the medical history review ...

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    7. Segmentation And Correlation Of Optical Coherence Tomography And X-RAY Images For Breast Cancer Diagnostics.

      Segmentation And Correlation Of Optical Coherence Tomography And X-RAY Images For Breast Cancer Diagnostics.

      Pre-operative X-ray mammography and intraoperative X-ray specimen radiography are routinely used to identify breast cancer pathology. Recent advances in optical coherence tomography (OCT) have enabled its use for the intraoperative assessment of surgical margins during breast cancer surgery. While each modality offers distinct contrast of normal and pathological features, there is an essential need to correlate image -based features between the two modalities to take advantage of the diagnostic capabilities of each technique. We compare OCT to X-ray images of resected human breast tissue and correlate different tissue features between modalities for future use in real-time intraoperative OCT imaging . X-ray ...

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    8. The Gold Nanorod-Biology Interface: From Proteins to Cells to Tissue

      The Gold Nanorod-Biology Interface: From Proteins to Cells to Tissue

      Gold nanorods absorb and scatter light strongly in the near-infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, making them ideal tissue contrast agents for imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT). Strong interactions occur at the nano-bio interface, such as proteins binding to gold nanorods forming a ‘corona.’ To fulfill the promise of nanorods for applications such as contrast agents, we must better understand the intrinsic interactions of these nanomaterials with biological systems at the molecular, cellular and tissue level. In this paper, we briefly review the nanorod-protein interface. We then present some new fast relaxation imaging (FReI) measurements of how ...

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    9. Apparatus for biomedical imaging

      Apparatus for biomedical imaging

      A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method involving capturing spectral interference from an optical coherence tomography imaging probe comprising a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) scanning mirror, and a partial reflector for supplying images to an image sensor. Additional embodiments are disclosed.

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  2. About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty.  Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Located in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory, directed by Professor Stephen Boppart, is dedicated to the development of optical biomedical imaging techniques. Mills Breast Cancer Institute is dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of breast cancer through collaborative research and excellence in patient care.   Dr. Stephen Boppart, MD, PhD, Founding Director, Mills Breast Cancer Institute.