1. Zhongping Chen

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    2. Multimodality endoscopic optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging technology for visualization of layered architecture and subsurface microvasculature

      Multimodality endoscopic optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging technology for visualization of layered architecture and subsurface microvasculature
      Endoscopic imaging technologies, such as endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared fluorescence, have been used to investigate vascular and morphological changes as hallmarks of early cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we developed a high-speed multimodality endoscopic OCT and fluorescence imaging system. Using this system, the architectural morphology and vasculature of the rectum wall were obtained simultaneously from a Sprague Dawley rat in vivo . This multimodality imaging strategy in ...
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    3. Stimuli-disassembling gold nanoclusters for diagnosis of early stage oral cancer by optical coherence tomography

      Stimuli-disassembling gold nanoclusters for diagnosis of early stage oral cancer by optical coherence tomography
      A key design consideration in developing contrast agents is obtaining distinct, multiple signal changes in diseased tissue. Plasmonic gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) have been developed as contrast agents due to their strong surface plasmon resonance (SPR). This study aims to demonstrate that stimuli-responsive plasmonic Au nanoclusters (Au NCs) can be used as a contrast agent for optical coherence tomography (OCT) in detecting early-stage cancer. Au NPs were clustered via acid-cleavable ...
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    4. Quantitative angle-insensitive flow measurement using relative standard deviation OCT

      Quantitative angle-insensitive flow measurement using relative standard deviation OCT
      Incorporating different data processing methods, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the ability for high-resolution angiography and quantitative flow velocity measurements. However, OCT angiography cannot provide quantitative information of flow velocities, and the velocity measurement based on Doppler OCT requires the determination of Doppler angles, which is a challenge in a complex vascular network. In this study, we report on a relative standard deviation OCT (RSD-OCT) method which provides both vascular ...
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    5. Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Characterization of Atherosclerosis with a 1.7 Micron Swept-Source Laser

      Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography for Characterization of Atherosclerosis with a 1.7 Micron Swept-Source Laser
      The main cause of acute coronary events, such as thrombosis, is the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. Typical intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) imaging systems that utilize a 1.3m swept source laser are often used for identifying fibrous cap thickness of plaques, yet cannot provide adequate depth penetration to resolve the size of the lipid pool. Here, we present a novel IVOCT system with a 1.7m center wavelength swept ...
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    6. In vivo imaging of the internal nasal valve during different conditions using optical coherence tomography

      In vivo imaging of the internal nasal valve during different conditions using optical coherence tomography
      Objective Previously, we proposed long-range optical coherence tomography (LR-OCT) to be an effective method for the quantitative evaluation of the nasal valve geometry. Here, the objective was to quantify the reduction in the internal nasal valve angle and cross-sectional area that results in subjective nasal airway obstruction and to evaluate the dynamic behavior of the valve during respiration using LR-OCT. Methods For 16 healthy individuals, LR-OCT was performed in each ...
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    7. Feature Of The Week 10/22/2017: Visualization and Detection of Ciliary Beating Pattern and Frequency in the Upper Airway using Phase Resolved Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Feature Of The Week 10/22/2017: Visualization and Detection of Ciliary Beating Pattern and Frequency in the Upper Airway using Phase Resolved Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography
      ...which plays critical roles in cilia function. For more information see recent Article . Courtesy Joe Jing and Zhongping Chen and from University of California at Irvine . Ciliary motion plays a critical role in the overa...
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    8. Visualization and Detection of Ciliary Beating Pattern and Frequency in the Upper Airway using Phase Resolved Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography

      Visualization and Detection of Ciliary Beating Pattern and Frequency in the Upper Airway using Phase Resolved Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography
      Ciliary motion plays a critical role in the overall respiratory health of the upper airway. These cilia beat at a native frequency and in a synchronized pattern to continuously transport foreign particulate trapped in a layer of mucous out of the upper airway. Disruption of ciliary motion can lead to severe respiratory diseases and compromised respiratory function. Currently, the study of cilia requires expensive high speed cameras and high powered ...
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    9. Miniature probe for mapping mechanical properties of vascular lesions using acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography

      Miniature probe for mapping mechanical properties of vascular lesions using acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography
      Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Atherosclerotic plaques are one of the primary complications that can lead to strokes and heart attacks if left untreated. It is essential to diagnose the disease early and distinguish vulnerable plaques from harmless ones. Many methods focus on the structural or molecular properties of plaques. Mechanical properties have been shown to change drastically when abnormalities develop in arterial ...
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    10. Association of Electrochemical Therapy With Optical, Mechanical, and Acoustic Impedance Properties of Porcine Skin

      Association of Electrochemical Therapy With Optical, Mechanical, and Acoustic Impedance Properties of Porcine Skin
      Importance The classic management of burn scars and other injuries to the skin has largely relied on soft-tissue transfer to resurface damaged tissue with local tissue transfer or skin graft placement. In situ generation of electrochemical reactions using needle electrodes and an application of current may be a new approach to treat scars and skin. Objective To examine the changes in optical, mechanical, and acoustic impedance properties in porcine skin ...
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    11. Longitudinal shear wave imaging for elasticity mapping using optical coherence elastography

      Longitudinal shear wave imaging for elasticity mapping using optical coherence elastography
      Shear wave measurements for the determination of tissue elastic properties have been used in clinical diagnosis and soft tissue assessment. A shear wave propagates as a transverse wave where vibration is perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. Previous transverse shear wave measurements could detect the shear modulus in the lateral region of the force; however, they could not provide the elastic information in the axial region of the force. In ...
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    12. Dynamically focused optical coherence tomography for endoscopic applications

      Dynamically focused optical coherence tomography for endoscopic applications
      We report a demonstration of a small liquid-filled polymer lens that may be used to dynamically provide scanning depth focus for endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications. The focal depth of the lens is controlled by changing the hydraulic pressure within the lens, enabling dynamic focal depth control without the need for articulated parts. The 1 mm diameter lens is shown to have resolving power of 5 m, and can ...
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    13. Ultra-deep imaging of optical coherence tomography in highly scattering media

      Ultra-deep imaging of optical coherence tomography in highly scattering media
      A time-domain optical coherence tomography system based on measuring the reflection matrix of back-scattered light is proposed for extended imaging depth into scattering media. A filtering operation is applied to the reflection matrix to preserve the back-scattered light with near-forward directions while discarding most of the multiple scattered light. A singular value decomposition is then carried out in the filtered matrix for principal component analysis, to remove the residual multi-scattered ...
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  2. About Zhongping Chen

    Zhongping Chen

    Zhongping Chen is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the F-OCT Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Co-founder and Chairman of OCT Medical Imaging Inc. Dr. Chen received his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1982, his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987, and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Cornell University in 1993. Dr. Chen’s research interests encompass the areas of biomedical photonics, microfabrication, biomaterials and biosensors. His research group has pioneered the development of functional optical coherence tomography, which simultaneously provides high resolution 3-D images of tissue structure, blood flow, and birefringence. These functional extensions of OCT offer contrast enhancements and provide mapping of many clinically important parameters. In addition, his group has developed a number of endoscopic and intravascular rotational and linear 2-D probes for OCT and MPM imaging and translated these technologies to clinical applications through collaboration with clinicians. He has led numerous major research projects funded by NIH, NSF, DOD, and DARPA, including several interdisciplinary research projects such as the NIH Biomedical Research Partnership (BRP) grant and NSF Biophotonics Partnership Initiative grant. Dr. Chen has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and review articles and holds a number of patents in the fields of biomaterials, biosensors, and biomedical imaging. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of SPIE, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.