1. Woo June Choi

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    2. Optical coherence tomography angiography in preclinical neuroimaging

      Optical coherence tomography angiography in preclinical neuroimaging
      Preclinical neuroimaging allows for the assessment of brain anatomy, connectivity, and function in laboratory animals, such as mice and this imaging field has been a rapidly growing aimed at bridging the translation gap between animal and human research. The progress in the animal research could be accelerated by high-resolution in vivo optical imaging technologies. Optical coherence tomography-based angiography (OCTA) estimates the scattering from moving red blood cells, providing the visualization ...
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    3. Monitoring acute stroke progression: multi-parametric OCT imaging of cortical perfusion, flow, and tissue scattering in a mouse model of permanent focal ischemia

      Monitoring acute stroke progression: multi-parametric OCT imaging of cortical perfusion, flow, and tissue scattering in a mouse model of permanent focal ischemia
      Cerebral ischemic stroke causes injury to brain tissue characterized by a complex cascade of neuronal and vascular events. Imaging during early stages of its development allows prediction of tissue infarction and penumbra, so that optimal intervention can be determined in order to salvage brain function impairment. Therefore, there is a critical need for novel imaging techniques that can characterize brain injury in the earliest phases of ischemic stroke. This study ...
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    4. Aging-associated changes in cerebral vasculature and blood flow as determined by quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography

      Aging-associated changes in cerebral vasculature and blood flow as determined by quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography
      Capillary velocity increases by 21% and velocity heterogeneity increases by 19% with older age. Abstract Normal aging is associated with significant alterations in brains vascular structure and function, which can lead to compromised cerebral circulation and increased risk of neurodegeneration. The in vivo examination of cerebral blood flow (CBF), including capillary beds, in aging brains with sufficient spatial detail remains challenging with current imaging modalities. In the present study, we ...
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    5. Multifunctional in vivo imaging for monitoring wound healing using swept-source polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Multifunctional in vivo imaging for monitoring wound healing using swept-source polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
      Background and Objective Wound healing involves a complex and dynamic biological process in response to tissue injury. Monitoring of the cascade of cellular events is useful for wound management and treatment. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the potential of multifunctional polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) to longitudinally monitor the self-healing process in a murine cutaneous wound model. Materials and Methods A multi-functional PS-OCT system based on swept ...
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    6. Optical coherence tomography imaging of cranial meninges post brain injury in vivo

      Optical coherence tomography imaging of cranial meninges post brain injury in vivo
      We report a new application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the cranial meninges in an animal model of brain injury in vivo. The injury is induced in a mouse due to skull thinning, in which the repeated and excessive drilling exerts mechanical stress on the mouse brain through the skull, resulting in acute and mild brain injury. Transcranial OCT imaging reveals an interesting virtual space between the cranial ...
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    7. Cerebral capillary velocimetry based on temporal OCT speckle contrast

      Cerebral capillary velocimetry based on temporal OCT speckle contrast
      We propose a new optical coherence tomography (OCT) based method to measure red blood cell (RBC) velocities of single capillaries in the cortex of rodent brain. This OCT capillary velocimetry exploits quantitative laser speckle contrast analysis to estimate speckle decorrelation rate from the measured temporal OCT speckle signals, which is related to microcirculatory flow velocity. We hypothesize that OCT signal due to sub-surface capillary flow can be treated as the ...
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    8. Optical coherence tomography based microangiography provides an ability to longitudinally image arteriogenesis in vivo

      Optical coherence tomography based microangiography provides an ability to longitudinally image arteriogenesis in vivo
      Purpose : To perform an analysis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) abnormalities in patients with MEWDS, during the acute and recovery stages, using enhanced depth imaging-OCT (EDI-OCT). Methods : A retrospective case series of five patients with MEWDS was included. EDI-OCT imaging was evaluated to detect retinal and choroidal features. Results : In the acute phase, focal impairment of the ellipsoid zone and external limiting membrane, hyperreflective dots in the inner choroid, and ...
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    9. Tail artifact removal in OCT angiography images of rodent cortex

      Tail artifact removal in OCT angiography images of rodent cortex
      Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a surging non-invasive, label-free, in vivo volumetric imaging method, currently being translated to clinical ophthalmology and becoming popular in neuroscience. Despite its attractiveness, there is an inherent issue of using OCT angiograms for quantitative cerebrovascular studies: The dynamic scattering of moving erythrocytes within pial vasculature creates tail-like artifacts that shadow the capillary vessels in the deeper layers of cortex. This false flow effect is ...
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    10. Quantitative Assessment of Anterior Segment Inflammation in a Rat Model of Uveitis Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Quantitative Assessment of Anterior Segment Inflammation in a Rat Model of Uveitis Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose : To develop anterior segment spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and quantitative image analysis for use in experimental uveitis in rats. Methods : Acute anterior uveitis was generated in Lewis rats. A spectral domain anterior segment OCT system was used to image the anterior chamber (AC) and ciliary body at baseline and during peak inflammation 2 days later. Customized MatLab image analysis algorithms were developed to segment the AC, count AC ...
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    11. Automated segmentation and enhancement of optical coherence tomography-acquired images of rodent brain

      Automated segmentation and enhancement of optical coherence tomography-acquired images of rodent brain
      Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive optical imaging method that has proven useful in various fields such as ophthalmology, dermatology and neuroscience. In ophthalmology, significant progress has been made in retinal layer segmentation and enhancement of OCT images. There are also segmentation algorithms to separate epidermal and dermal layers in OCT-acquired images of human skin. New Method We describe simple image processing methods that allow automatic segmentation and ...
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    12. Automated detection of inflammatory cells in whole anterior chamber of a uveitis mouse from swept-source optical coherence tomography images

      Automated detection of inflammatory cells in whole anterior chamber of a uveitis mouse from swept-source optical coherence tomography images
      Cell grading in a rodent anterior chamber is essential for anterior inflammation evaluation in preclinical vision research. This paper describes a computerized method for detection and counting of the anterior chamber cells from swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) images of a experimental rodent model of uveitis. The volumetric anterior segment OCT data is obtained from 100 kHz SS-OCT imaging of mouse eye in vivo. For the OCT cross-sections, each OCT ...
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    13. Swept-source optical coherence tomography powered by a 1.3-μm vertical cavity surface emitting laser enables 2.3-mm-deep brain imaging in mice in vivo

      Swept-source optical coherence tomography powered by a 1.3-μm vertical cavity surface emitting laser enables 2.3-mm-deep brain imaging in mice in vivo
      We report noninvasive, in vivo optical imaging deep within a mouse brain by swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), enabled by a 1.3 - m vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). VCSEL SS-OCT offers a constant signal sensitivity of 105 dB throughout an entire depth of 4.25 mm in air, ensuring an extended usable imaging depth range of more than 2 mm in turbid biological tissue. Using this approach, we ...
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  2. About Woo June Choi

    Woo June Choi

    Woo June Choi has been born in Seoul, Korea. He has received a bachelor’s degree from Chung-Ang Univ., Seoul, in 2005 and graduated a Ph. D program from Gwangju Insititute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea in 2012. Currently, he is working in Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Dajeon, Korea as a postdoctoral fellow. His main research area is development of photothermal reflectance microscopy, full-field optical coherence tomography, fiber optics devices and their biomedical applications. Recent deep interests are in vivo molecular imaging using novel fluorescence tomographic microscopy and early cancer diagnosis using photothermal imaging.