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    2. Optical coherence tomography provides an optical biopsy of burn wounds in children—a pilot study

      Optical coherence tomography provides an optical biopsy of burn wounds in children—a pilot study
      Thermic injuries are among the most severe injuries in childhood. Burn depth is the most relevant prognostic factor, and still its assessment is both difficult and controversial. This diagnostic uncertainty results in repeated wound assessments over a 10-day period and carries a relevant risk for over- and undertreatment. Precise wound assessment would thus be a significant step toward improved care. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive laser-based technique with ...
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    3. Simple approach for aberration-corrected OCT imaging of the human retina

      Simple approach for aberration-corrected OCT imaging of the human retina
      Aberration-corrected imaging of human photoreceptor cells, whether hardware or software based, presently requires a complex and expensive setup. Here we use a simple and inexpensive off-axis full-field time-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) approach to acquire volumetric data of an in vivo human retina. Full volumetric data are recorded in 1.3 s. After computationally correcting for aberrations, single photoreceptor cells were visualized. In addition, the numerical correction of ametropia is ...
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    4. High-speed fiber scanning endoscope for volumetric multi-megahertz optical coherence tomography

      High-speed fiber scanning endoscope for volumetric multi-megahertz optical coherence tomography
      We present a forward-viewing fiber scanning endoscope (FSE) for high-speed volumetric optical coherence tomography (OCT). The reduction in size of the probe was achieved by substituting the focusing optics by an all-fiber-based imaging system which consists of a combination of scanning single-mode fibers, a glass spacer, made from a step-index multi-mode fiber, and a gradient-index fiber. A lateral resolution of 11 m was achieved at a working distance of 1 ...
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    5. Ultra low noise Fourier domain mode locked laser for high quality megahertz optical coherence tomography

      Ultra low noise Fourier domain mode locked laser for high quality megahertz optical coherence tomography
      We investigate the origin of high frequency noise in Fourier domain mode locked (FDML) lasers and present an extremely well dispersion compensated setup which virtually eliminates intensity noise and dramatically improves coherence properties. We show optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging at 3.2 MHz A-scan rate and demonstrate the positive impact of the described improvements on the image quality. Especially in highly scattering samples, at specular reflections and for strong ...
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    6. Interferometric detection of 3D motion using computational subapertures in optical coherence tomography

      Interferometric detection of 3D motion using computational subapertures in optical coherence tomography
      Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) quantifies axial motion with high precision, whereas lateral motion cannot be detected by a mere evaluation of phase changes. This problem was solved by the introduction of three-beam Doppler OCT, which, however, entails a high experimental effort. Here, we present the numerical analogue to this experimental approach. Phase-stable complex-valued OCT datasets, recorded with full-field swept-source OCT, are filtered in the Fourier domain to limit imaging ...
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    7. Impact of correct anatomical slab segmentation on foveal avascular zone measurements by optical coherence tomography angiography in healthy adults

      Impact of correct anatomical slab segmentation on foveal avascular zone measurements by optical coherence tomography angiography in healthy adults
      urpose To evaluate the impact of correct anatomical slab segmentation on foveal avascular zone (FAZ) dimensions in the superficial capillary plexus (SCP) and deep capillary plexus (DCP) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods Participants with healthy retinas were recruited, and 5 5 mm OCTA images were acquired using the Canon HS-100 Angio eXpert module. FAZ size was measured in automatically (AS, manufacturer-based) and manually (MS, anatomical-based) segmented OCTA slabs ...
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    8. Novel endoscope with increased depth of field for imaging human nasal tissue by microscopic optical coherence tomography

      Novel endoscope with increased depth of field for imaging human nasal tissue by microscopic optical coherence tomography
      Intravital microscopy (IVM) offers the opportunity to visualize static and dynamic changes of tissue on a cellular level. It is a valuable tool in research and may considerably improve clinical diagnosis. In contrast to confocal and non-linear microscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT) with microscopic resolution (mOCT) provides intrinsically cross-sectional imaging. Changing focus position is not needed, which simplifies especially endoscopic imaging. For in-vivo imaging, here we are presenting endo-microscopic OCT ...
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    9. High-resolution retinal swept source optical coherence tomography with an ultra-wideband Fourier-domain mode-locked laser at MHz A-scan rates

      High-resolution retinal swept source optical coherence tomography with an ultra-wideband Fourier-domain mode-locked laser at MHz A-scan rates
      We present a new 1060 nm Fourier domain mode locked laser (FDML laser) with a record 143 nm sweep bandwidth at 2∙ 417 kHz = 834 kHz and 120 nm at 1.67 MHz, respectively. We show that not only the bandwidth alone, but also the shape of the spectrum is critical for the resulting axial resolution, because of the specific wavelength-dependent absorption of the vitreous. The theoretical limit of our ...
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    10. Retinal pulse wave velocity measurement using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

      Retinal pulse wave velocity measurement using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
      In their latest publication on retinal pulse wave velocity measurement using optical co-herence tomography (OCT), Qian Li et al. propose a method to determine the pulse wave velocity in retinal arteries and veins [1]. This should enable a non-invasive determination of biomechanical properties of the vessel network, particularly the elasticity of the vessel walls [2].
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    11. Label-Free In Vivo Imaging of Corneal Lymphatic Vessels Using Microscopic Optical Coherence Tomography

      Label-Free In Vivo Imaging of Corneal Lymphatic Vessels Using Microscopic Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose : Corneal neovascularization, in particular lymphangiogenesis, is a limiting factor in corneal transplant survival. Novel treatment approaches focus on (selective) inhibition and regression of lymphatic vessels. Imaging clinically invisible corneal lymphatic vessels is a prerequisite for these strategies. Using a murine model, this study investigates whether corneal lymphatic vessels can be imaged using microscopic optical coherence tomography (mOCT). Methods : Corneal neovascularization was induced by intrastromal placement of 11.0 nylon ...
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    12. Feature Of The Week 09/10/2017: Thermo-elastic Optical Coherence Tomography

      Feature Of The Week 09/10/2017: Thermo-elastic  Optical Coherence Tomography
      The conventional OCT image contrast is derived from elastic scattering, and shows the internal structure of the sample. The determination of the tissue type in OCT images usually depends on the interpretation by the image reader. More accurate tissue type contrast may be achieved by new OCT-based imaging modalities, with sensitivity to other physical parameters than scattering alone. Phase-sensitive OCT can detect tissue motion on nanometer-to- micrometer length scales using ...
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    13. An Approach for Needle Based Optical Coherence Elastography Measurements

      An Approach for Needle Based Optical Coherence Elastography Measurements
      While navigation and interventional guidance are typically based on image data, the images do not necessarily reflect mechanical tissue properties. Optical coherence elastography (OCE) presents a modality with high sensitivity and very high spatial and temporal resolution. However, OCE has a limited field of view of only 25 mm depth. We present a side-facing needle probe to image externally induced shear waves from within soft tissue. A first method of ...
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    14. Thermo-elastic optical coherence tomography

      Thermo-elastic optical coherence tomography
      The absorption of nanosecond laser pulses induces rapid thermo-elastic deformation in tissue. A sub-micrometer scale displacement occurs within a few microseconds after the pulse arrival. In this Letter, we investigate the laser-induced thermo-elastic deformation using a 1.5 MHz phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) system. A displacement image can be reconstructed, which enables a new modality of phase-sensitive OCT, called thermo-elastic OCT. An analysis of the results shows that the ...
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    15. U.S. Engineers James G. Fujimoto and Eric A. Swanson, and German Physicist Robert Huber Win European Inventor Award 2017

      U.S. Engineers James G. Fujimoto and Eric A. Swanson, and German Physicist Robert Huber Win European Inventor Award 2017
      Exceptional inventors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Spain, and the US receive European Inventor Award 2017 at ceremony in Venice ... U.S. Engineers James G. Fujimoto and Eric A. Swanson, and German Physicist Robert Huber Win in the "Non-EPO Countries" category. For more information see http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14416991.htm.
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    Universität zu Lübeck is recognised as “The Founders’ University” And ranked as one of three best universities under the EXIST sponsorship programme run by the Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology. The Universität zu Lübeck is the Founders’ University. It won this coveted title, as one of the three best universities, for its overall strategy to support start-ups. This was the outcome of the “EXIST Start-Up Culture – The Founders’ University” competition run by the Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology. The Federal Minister, Dr. Philipp Rösler, conferred the accolade at a celebration held on 9 January 2013 in Berlin.