Felix I. Feldchtein

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First results of endoscopic applications of optical coherence tomography for in vivo studies of human mucosa in respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and genital tracts are presented. A novel endoscopic OCT (EOCT) system has been created that is based on the integration of a sampling arm of an all-optical-fiber interferometer into standard endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Transmural inflammation, a distinguishing feature of Crohn's disease (CD), cannot be assessed by conventional colonoscopy with mucosal biopsy. Our previous ex vivo study of histology-correlated optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging on colectomy specimens of CD and ulcerative colitis (UC) showed that disruption of the layered structure(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel technique for performing high-resolution, cross-sectional tomographic imaging in human tissue, which allows resolution of up to 10 microm. The short depth of penetration allows assessment of the superficial 2 mm of the gastrointestinal tract, an area that is difficult to appraise even(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new technique for high-resolution cross-sectional imaging using infrared light. It has over 10 times the resolution of the currently available ultrasonography. Although in vitro studies have suggested its potential for gastrointestinal imaging, in vivo studies have not been possible so far on(More)
Imaging cerebral structure in vivo can be accomplished by many methods, including MRI, ultrasound, and computed tomography. Each offers advantages and disadvantages with respect to the others, but all are limited in spatial resolution to millimeter-scale features when used in routine applications. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new, high resolution(More)
The purpose of this study was to understand the capabilities and utility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in characterizing tissue in patients with precancer and cancer of the uterine cervix and vulva. OCT is an optical technique that uses low-coherence interferometer to develop a two-dimensional image of optical scattering from internal tissue(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Distinguishing Crohn's disease (CD) from ulcerative colitis (UC) can be difficult. Transmural inflammation, a key feature of CD, cannot be assessed by conventional colonoscopy with biopsy. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the gut wall and might become a new diagnostic tool. The aims(More)
We use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to perform a comprehensive program of in vivo and in vitro structural imaging of hard and soft tissues within the oral cavity. We have imaged the different types of healthy oral mucosa as well as normal and abnormal tooth structure. OCT is able to differentiate between the various types of keratinized and(More)
OBJECTIVE Surveillance of Barrett's esophagus is problematic, as high-grade dysplasia cannot be recognized endoscopically. Endoscopic ultrasound lacks the resolution to detect high-grade dysplasia. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) employs infrared light reflectance to provide in vivo tissue images at resolution far superior to endoscopic ultrasound,(More)
High-resolution optical coherence tomography is used to study the onset of a large-scale convective motion in free-standing thin films of adjustable thickness containing suspensions of swimming aerobic bacteria. Clear evidence is found that beyond a threshold film thickness there exists a transition from quasi-two-dimensional collective swimming to(More)