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We have tested the feasibility of real-time localized blood flow measurements, obtained with interstitial (IS) Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT), to predict photodynamic therapy (PDT)-induced tumor necrosis deep within solid Dunning rat prostate tumors. IS-DOCT was used to quantify the PDT-induced microvascular shutdown rate in s.c. Dunning(More)
Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image tissue structure and blood flow at micrometer-scale resolution but has limited imaging depth. We report a novel, linear-scanning, needle-based Doppler OCT system using angle-polished gradient-index or ball-lensed fibers. A prototype system with a 19-guage (diameter of approximately 0.9 mm) echogenic(More)
We measure the tumor vascular response to varying irradiance rates during photodynamic therapy (PDT) in a Dunning rat prostate model with interstitial Doppler optical coherence tomography (IS-DOCT). Rats are given a photosensitizer drug, Photofrin, and the tumors are exposed to light (635 nm) with irradiance rates ranging from 8 to 133 mWcm(2) for 25 min,(More)
We demonstrate the potential of a forward-looking Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe for color flow imaging in several commonly seen narrowed artery morphologies. As a proof of concept, we present imaging results of a surgically exposed thrombotic occlusion model that was imaged superficially to demonstrate that Doppler OCT can identify flow(More)
A prototype intraoperative hand-held optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging probe was developed to provide micron resolution cross-sectional images of subsurface tissue during open surgery. This new ergonomic probe was designed based on electrostatically driven optical fibers, and packaged into a catheter probe in the form factor of clinically accepted(More)
Purpose To investigate whether left ventricular (LV) function and regional wall motion improvement are associated with the extent of collateral development in coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO). Methods In nine pigs a CTO was created by percutaneously inserting a fibrin plug (AngiosealΤΜ) into the mid-to-distal left anterior descending artery (LAD).(More)
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