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    2. Ultra-compact fiber-optic two-photon microscope for functional fluorescence imaging in vivo

      We present a small, lightweight two-photon fiberscope and demonstrate its suitability for functional imaging in the intact brain. Our device consists of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber for efficient delivery of near-IR femtosecond laser pulses, a spiral fiber-scanner for resonant beam ... [Opt. Express 16, 5556-5564 (2008)]
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    3. Simultaneous beam-focus and coherence-gate tracking for real-time optical coherence tomography

      Method and apparatus for achieving dynamic focus tracking during real-time optical coherence tomography (OCT) by simultaneously implementing geometric focus tracking (GFT) and coherence gate tracking (CGT). GFT tracking involves changing a position of the focal point of the OCT probe in the sample during scanning. Preferably, the focal point is moved relative to the sample without disrupting the Gaussian beam profile of the scanner. CGT involves determining a change in ...
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    4. Zecotek and Fujikura Ltd. of Japan Reach Agreement-in-Principle on Partnership for Development, Manufacture and Distribution of Key Zecotek Products

      ...'s 3D2D Display technology. The officials also visited laboratories at the University of British Columbia and University of Washington and inspected Zecotek's joint Optical Coherence Tomography, Thin Film Laser and PET/M...
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    5. Gold Nanocages for Biomedical Applications

      Nanostructured materials provide a promising platform for early cancer detection and treatment. Here we highlight recent advances in the synthesis and use of Au nanocages for such biomedical applications. Gold nanocages represent a novel class of nanostructures, which can be prepared via a remarkably simple route based on the galvanic replacement reaction between Ag nanocubes and HAuCl4. The Au nanocages have a tunable surface plasmon resonance peak that extends into ...
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    6. Systems and methods for making noninvasive assessments of cardiac tissue and parameters

      Systems and methods for noninvasive assessment of cardiac tissue properties and cardiac parameters using ultrasound techniques are disclosed. Determinations of myocardial tissue stiffness, tension, strain, strain rate, and the like, may be used to assess myocardial contractility, myocardial ischemia and infarction, ventricular filling and atrial pressures, and diastolic functions. Non-invasive systems in which acoustic techniques, such as ultrasound, are employed to acquire data relating to intrinsic tissue displacements are disclosed ...
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    7. Medical imaging, diagnosis, and therapy using a scanning single optical fiber system

      An integrated endoscopic image acquisition and therapeutic delivery system for use in minimally invasive medical procedures (MIMPs). The system uses directed and scanned optical illumination provided by a scanning optical fiber or light waveguide that is driven by a piezoelectric or other electromechanical actuator included at a distal end of an integrated imaging and diagnostic/therapeutic instrument. The directed illumination provides high resolution imaging, at a wide field of view ...
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  2. About University of Washington

    University of Washington

    The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the largest university in the Northwestern United States and the oldest public university in Washington. The UW maintains three locations, with its flagship campus in Seattle's University District and branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Its operating budget for fiscal year 2005 was $3.1 billion. The university is known as a Public Ivy, an American term for state-funded institutions of higher learning that "provide[s] an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price."