Alexey V Myakov

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We introduce new realistic three-dimensional tissue phantoms which can help to understand the optical properties of human epithelium as well as the optical signatures associated with the dysplasia to carcinoma sequence. The phantoms are based on a step by step multilayer reconstitution of the epithelial tissue using main components characteristic for the(More)
We present a fiber optic probe that combines polarized illumination and detection with an angled distal probe geometry to detect the size-dependent scattering at a specific depth within epithelium. Analysis of the scattering signal by use of Mie theory allows the extraction of scatterer size and size distribution-key parameters for precancer detection. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize essential changes in the structure of annulus fibrosus (AF) after hydrothermal and infrared (IR) laser treatment and to correlate these results with alterations in tissue state. Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography imaging was used to measure collagen birefringence in AF. Differential scanning(More)
Early detection of cancer and its curable precursors remains the best way to ensure patient survival and quality of life. Thus, highly selective, sensitive and cost-effective screening and diagnostic techniques to identify curable pre-cancerous lesions are desperately needed. Precancers are characterized by increased nuclear size, increased(More)
We present the design and construction of a fiber optic probe for elastic light scattering spectroscopy in vivo with polarized excitation and polarization sensitive detection. The performance of the fiber probe is evaluated using a suspension of polystyrene spheres placed atop a diffusely scattering substrate, and it demonstrates that the size-dependent(More)
92 Collagen macromolecules, which consist of three polypeptide chains twisted in a triple helix, are organized in biological tissues along one axis into a fibril and fiber [1]. Parallel fibers in some tissues form anisotropic quasicrystal structures [2], which serve as a good model to study melting of biopolymers. Collagen in the fibril and fiber is melted(More)
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