Abstract

We present optical coherence micro-elastography, an improved form of compression optical coherence elastography. We demonstrate the capacity of this technique to produce en face images, closely corresponding with histology, that reveal micro-scale mechanical contrast in human breast and lymph node tissues. We use phase-sensitive, three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (OCT) to probe the nanometer-to-micrometer-scale axial displacements in tissues induced by compressive loading. Optical coherence micro-elastography incorporates common-path interferometry, weighted averaging of the complex OCT signal and weighted least-squares regression. Using three-dimensional phase unwrapping, we have increased the maximum detectable strain eleven-fold over no unwrapping and the minimum detectable strain is 2.6 με. We demonstrate the potential of mechanical over optical contrast for visualizing micro-scale tissue structures in human breast cancer pathology and lymph node morphology.

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2014 (2)

B. F. Kennedy, K. M. Kennedy, and D. D. Sampson, “A review of optical coherence elastography: fundamentals, techniques and prospects,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 7101217 (2014).

K. M. Kennedy, S. Es’haghian, L. Chin, R. A. McLaughlin, D. D. Sampson, and B. F. Kennedy, “Optical palpation: Optical coherence tomography-based tactile imaging using a compliant sensor,” Opt. Lett. 39(10), 3014–3017 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (5)

S. Song, Z. Huang, and R. K. Wang, “Tracking mechanical wave propagation within tissue using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography: motion artifact and its compensation,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121505 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. M. Kennedy, R. A. McLaughlin, B. F. Kennedy, A. Tien, B. Latham, C. M. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Needle optical coherence elastography for the measurement of microscale mechanical contrast deep within human breast tissues,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121510 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. L. Jacques, “Optical properties of biological tissues: a review,” Phys. Med. Biol. 58(11), R37–R61 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Nahas, M. Bauer, S. Roux, and A. C. Boccara, “3D static elastography at the micrometer scale using Full Field OCT,” Biomed. Opt. Express 4(10), 2138–2149 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. M. Kennedy, C. Ford, B. F. Kennedy, M. B. Bush, and D. D. Sampson, “Analysis of mechanical contrast in optical coherence elastography,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121508 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (10)

K. D. Mohan and A. L. Oldenburg, “Elastography of soft materials and tissues by holographic imaging of surface acoustic waves,” Opt. Express 20(17), 18887–18897 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. F. Kennedy, S. H. Koh, R. A. McLaughlin, K. M. Kennedy, P. R. T. Munro, and D. D. Sampson, “Strain estimation in phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(8), 1865–1879 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Li, G. Guan, X. Cheng, Z. Huang, and R. K. Wang, “Quantitative elastography provided by surface acoustic waves measured by phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Lett. 37(4), 722–724 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. Qi, R. Chen, L. Chou, G. Liu, J. Zhang, Q. Zhou, and Z. Chen, “Phase-resolved acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11), 110505 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Wang, J. Li, R. K. Manapuram, F. M. Menodiado, D. R. Ingram, M. D. Twa, A. J. Lazar, D. C. Lev, R. E. Pollock, and K. V. Larin, “Noncontact measurement of elasticity for the detection of soft-tissue tumors using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography combined with a focused air-puff system,” Opt. Lett. 37(24), 5184–5186 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Plodinec, M. Loparic, C. A. Monnier, E. C. Obermann, R. Zanetti-Dallenbach, P. Oertle, J. T. Hyotyla, U. Aebi, M. Bentires-Alj, R. Y. H. Lim, and C.-A. Schoenenberger, “The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 757–765 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. A. Berg, D. O. Cosgrove, C. J. Doré, F. K. W. Schäfer, W. E. Svensson, R. J. Hooley, R. Ohlinger, E. B. Mendelson, C. Balu-Maestro, M. Locatelli, C. Tourasse, B. C. Cavanaugh, V. Juhan, A. T. Stavros, A. Tardivon, J. Gay, J.-P. Henry, C. Cohen-Bacrie, and BE1 Investigators, “Shear-wave elastography improves the specificity of breast US: the BE1 multinational study of 939 masses,” Radiology 262(2), 435–449 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Corpechot, F. Carrat, A. Poujol-Robert, F. Gaouar, D. Wendum, O. Chazouillères, and R. Poupon, “Noninvasive elastography-based assessment of liver fibrosis progression and prognosis in primary biliary cirrhosis,” Hepatology 56(1), 198–208 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. M. Kennedy, B. F. Kennedy, R. A. McLaughlin, and D. D. Sampson, “Needle optical coherence elastography for tissue boundary detection,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2310–2312 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Lamouche, B. F. Kennedy, K. M. Kennedy, C.-E. Bisaillon, A. Curatolo, G. Campbell, V. Pazos, and D. D. Sampson, “Review of tissue simulating phantoms with controllable optical, mechanical and structural properties for use in optical coherence tomography,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(6), 1381–1398 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (6)

M. R. Ford, W. J. Dupps, A. M. Rollins, A. S. Roy, and Z. Hu, “Method for optical coherence elastography of the cornea,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(1), 016005 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. J. Parker, M. M. Doyley, and D. J. Rubens, “Imaging the elastic properties of tissue: the 20 year perspective,” Phys. Med. Biol. 56(1), R1–R29 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. F. Kennedy, X. Liang, S. G. Adie, D. K. Gerstmann, B. C. Quirk, S. A. Boppart, and D. D. Sampson, “In vivo three-dimensional optical coherence elastography,” Opt. Express 19(7), 6623–6634 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Sun, B. Standish, and V. X. Yang, “Optical coherence elastography: current status and future applications,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(4), 043001 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. F. Kennedy, A. Curatolo, T. R. Hillman, C. M. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography images using tissue viscoelasticity,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 020506 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Curatolo, B. F. Kennedy, and D. D. Sampson, “Structured three-dimensional optical phantom for optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express 19(20), 19480–19485 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

R. A. McLaughlin, L. Scolaro, P. Robbins, S. Hamza, C. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Imaging of human lymph nodes using optical coherence tomography: potential for staging cancer,” Cancer Res. 70(7), 2579–2584 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

F. T. Nguyen, A. M. Zysk, E. J. Chaney, J. G. Kotynek, U. J. Oliphant, F. J. Bellafiore, K. M. Rowland, P. A. Johnson, and S. A. Boppart, “Intraoperative evaluation of breast tumor margins with optical coherence tomography,” Cancer Res. 69(22), 8790–8796 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. F. Kennedy, T. R. Hillman, R. A. McLaughlin, B. C. Quirk, and D. D. Sampson, “In vivo dynamic optical coherence elastography using a ring actuator,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21762–21772 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. T. Butcher, T. Alliston, and V. M. Weaver, “A tense situation: forcing tumour progression,” Nat. Rev. Cancer 9(2), 108–122 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

G. Y. Lee and C. T. Lim, “Biomechanics approaches to studying human diseases,” Trends Biotechnol. 25(3), 111–118 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. K. Wang, S. Kirkpatrick, and M. Hinds, “Phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography for mapping tissue microstrains in real time,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(16), 164105 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

R. K. Wang, Z. Ma, and S. J. Kirkpatrick, “Tissue Doppler optical coherence elastography for real time strain rate and strain mapping of soft tissue,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(14), 144103 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

B. Park, M. C. Pierce, B. Cense, S. H. Yun, M. Mujat, G. Tearney, B. Bouma, and J. de Boer, “Real-time fiber-based multi-functional spectral-domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3 microm,” Opt. Express 13(11), 3931–3944 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. K. Nadkarni, B. E. Bouma, T. Helg, R. Chan, E. Halpern, A. Chau, M. S. Minsky, J. T. Motz, S. L. Houser, and G. J. Tearney, “Characterization of atherosclerotic plaques by laser speckle imaging,” Circulation 112(6), 885–892 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (2)

A. H. Chau, R. C. Chan, M. Shishkov, B. MacNeill, N. Iftimia, G. J. Tearney, R. D. Kamm, B. E. Bouma, and M. R. Kaazempur-Mofrad, “Mechanical analysis of atherosclerotic plaques based on optical coherence tomography,” Ann. Biomed. Eng. 32(11), 1494–1503 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Chan, A. Chau, W. Karl, S. Nadkarni, A. Khalil, N. Iftimia, M. Shishkov, G. Tearney, M. Kaazempur-Mofrad, and B. Bouma, “OCT-based arterial elastography: robust estimation exploiting tissue biomechanics,” Opt. Express 12(19), 4558–4572 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

J. F. Greenleaf, M. Fatemi, and M. Insana, “Selected methods for imaging elastic properties of biological tissues,” Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 5(1), 57–78 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. B. Vakhtin, D. J. Kane, W. R. Wood, and K. A. Peterson, “Common-path interferometer for frequency-domain optical coherence tomography,” Appl. Opt. 42(34), 6953–6958 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

R. Weissleder, “Scaling down imaging: molecular mapping of cancer in mice,” Nat. Rev. Cancer 2(1), 11–18 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1998 (2)

1995 (1)

R. Muthupillai, D. J. Lomas, P. J. Rossman, J. F. Greenleaf, A. Manduca, and R. L. Ehman, “Magnetic resonance elastography by direct visualization of propagating acoustic strain waves,” Science 269(5232), 1854–1857 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

J. Ophir, I. Céspedes, H. Ponnekanti, Y. Yazdi, and X. Li, “Elastography: a quantitative method for imaging the elasticity of biological tissues,” Ultrason. Imaging 13(2), 111–134 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1989 (1)

S. M. Block, D. F. Blair, and H. C. Berg, “Compliance of bacterial flagella measured with optical tweezers,” Nature 338(6215), 514–518 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Adie, S. G.

Aebi, U.

M. Plodinec, M. Loparic, C. A. Monnier, E. C. Obermann, R. Zanetti-Dallenbach, P. Oertle, J. T. Hyotyla, U. Aebi, M. Bentires-Alj, R. Y. H. Lim, and C.-A. Schoenenberger, “The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 757–765 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Alliston, T.

D. T. Butcher, T. Alliston, and V. M. Weaver, “A tense situation: forcing tumour progression,” Nat. Rev. Cancer 9(2), 108–122 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Balu-Maestro, C.

W. A. Berg, D. O. Cosgrove, C. J. Doré, F. K. W. Schäfer, W. E. Svensson, R. J. Hooley, R. Ohlinger, E. B. Mendelson, C. Balu-Maestro, M. Locatelli, C. Tourasse, B. C. Cavanaugh, V. Juhan, A. T. Stavros, A. Tardivon, J. Gay, J.-P. Henry, C. Cohen-Bacrie, and BE1 Investigators, “Shear-wave elastography improves the specificity of breast US: the BE1 multinational study of 939 masses,” Radiology 262(2), 435–449 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bauer, M.

Bellafiore, F. J.

F. T. Nguyen, A. M. Zysk, E. J. Chaney, J. G. Kotynek, U. J. Oliphant, F. J. Bellafiore, K. M. Rowland, P. A. Johnson, and S. A. Boppart, “Intraoperative evaluation of breast tumor margins with optical coherence tomography,” Cancer Res. 69(22), 8790–8796 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bentires-Alj, M.

M. Plodinec, M. Loparic, C. A. Monnier, E. C. Obermann, R. Zanetti-Dallenbach, P. Oertle, J. T. Hyotyla, U. Aebi, M. Bentires-Alj, R. Y. H. Lim, and C.-A. Schoenenberger, “The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 757–765 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Berg, H. C.

S. M. Block, D. F. Blair, and H. C. Berg, “Compliance of bacterial flagella measured with optical tweezers,” Nature 338(6215), 514–518 (1989).
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M. Plodinec, M. Loparic, C. A. Monnier, E. C. Obermann, R. Zanetti-Dallenbach, P. Oertle, J. T. Hyotyla, U. Aebi, M. Bentires-Alj, R. Y. H. Lim, and C.-A. Schoenenberger, “The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 757–765 (2012).
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J. Ophir, I. Céspedes, H. Ponnekanti, Y. Yazdi, and X. Li, “Elastography: a quantitative method for imaging the elasticity of biological tissues,” Ultrason. Imaging 13(2), 111–134 (1991).
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Peterson, K. A.

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M. Plodinec, M. Loparic, C. A. Monnier, E. C. Obermann, R. Zanetti-Dallenbach, P. Oertle, J. T. Hyotyla, U. Aebi, M. Bentires-Alj, R. Y. H. Lim, and C.-A. Schoenenberger, “The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 757–765 (2012).
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Ponnekanti, H.

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Robbins, P.

R. A. McLaughlin, L. Scolaro, P. Robbins, S. Hamza, C. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Imaging of human lymph nodes using optical coherence tomography: potential for staging cancer,” Cancer Res. 70(7), 2579–2584 (2010).
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K. J. Parker, M. M. Doyley, and D. J. Rubens, “Imaging the elastic properties of tissue: the 20 year perspective,” Phys. Med. Biol. 56(1), R1–R29 (2011).
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Sampson, D. D.

B. F. Kennedy, K. M. Kennedy, and D. D. Sampson, “A review of optical coherence elastography: fundamentals, techniques and prospects,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 20, 7101217 (2014).

K. M. Kennedy, S. Es’haghian, L. Chin, R. A. McLaughlin, D. D. Sampson, and B. F. Kennedy, “Optical palpation: Optical coherence tomography-based tactile imaging using a compliant sensor,” Opt. Lett. 39(10), 3014–3017 (2014).
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K. M. Kennedy, R. A. McLaughlin, B. F. Kennedy, A. Tien, B. Latham, C. M. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Needle optical coherence elastography for the measurement of microscale mechanical contrast deep within human breast tissues,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121510 (2013).
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K. M. Kennedy, C. Ford, B. F. Kennedy, M. B. Bush, and D. D. Sampson, “Analysis of mechanical contrast in optical coherence elastography,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121508 (2013).
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G. Lamouche, B. F. Kennedy, K. M. Kennedy, C.-E. Bisaillon, A. Curatolo, G. Campbell, V. Pazos, and D. D. Sampson, “Review of tissue simulating phantoms with controllable optical, mechanical and structural properties for use in optical coherence tomography,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(6), 1381–1398 (2012).
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K. M. Kennedy, B. F. Kennedy, R. A. McLaughlin, and D. D. Sampson, “Needle optical coherence elastography for tissue boundary detection,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2310–2312 (2012).
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B. F. Kennedy, S. H. Koh, R. A. McLaughlin, K. M. Kennedy, P. R. T. Munro, and D. D. Sampson, “Strain estimation in phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography,” Biomed. Opt. Express 3(8), 1865–1879 (2012).
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B. F. Kennedy, X. Liang, S. G. Adie, D. K. Gerstmann, B. C. Quirk, S. A. Boppart, and D. D. Sampson, “In vivo three-dimensional optical coherence elastography,” Opt. Express 19(7), 6623–6634 (2011).
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A. Curatolo, B. F. Kennedy, and D. D. Sampson, “Structured three-dimensional optical phantom for optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express 19(20), 19480–19485 (2011).
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B. F. Kennedy, A. Curatolo, T. R. Hillman, C. M. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography images using tissue viscoelasticity,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 020506 (2011).
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R. A. McLaughlin, L. Scolaro, P. Robbins, S. Hamza, C. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Imaging of human lymph nodes using optical coherence tomography: potential for staging cancer,” Cancer Res. 70(7), 2579–2584 (2010).
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B. F. Kennedy, T. R. Hillman, R. A. McLaughlin, B. C. Quirk, and D. D. Sampson, “In vivo dynamic optical coherence elastography using a ring actuator,” Opt. Express 17(24), 21762–21772 (2009).
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Saunders, C.

R. A. McLaughlin, L. Scolaro, P. Robbins, S. Hamza, C. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Imaging of human lymph nodes using optical coherence tomography: potential for staging cancer,” Cancer Res. 70(7), 2579–2584 (2010).
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Saunders, C. M.

K. M. Kennedy, R. A. McLaughlin, B. F. Kennedy, A. Tien, B. Latham, C. M. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Needle optical coherence elastography for the measurement of microscale mechanical contrast deep within human breast tissues,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121510 (2013).
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B. F. Kennedy, A. Curatolo, T. R. Hillman, C. M. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography images using tissue viscoelasticity,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 020506 (2011).
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Schäfer, F. K. W.

W. A. Berg, D. O. Cosgrove, C. J. Doré, F. K. W. Schäfer, W. E. Svensson, R. J. Hooley, R. Ohlinger, E. B. Mendelson, C. Balu-Maestro, M. Locatelli, C. Tourasse, B. C. Cavanaugh, V. Juhan, A. T. Stavros, A. Tardivon, J. Gay, J.-P. Henry, C. Cohen-Bacrie, and BE1 Investigators, “Shear-wave elastography improves the specificity of breast US: the BE1 multinational study of 939 masses,” Radiology 262(2), 435–449 (2012).
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R. A. McLaughlin, L. Scolaro, P. Robbins, S. Hamza, C. Saunders, and D. D. Sampson, “Imaging of human lymph nodes using optical coherence tomography: potential for staging cancer,” Cancer Res. 70(7), 2579–2584 (2010).
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Shishkov, M.

A. H. Chau, R. C. Chan, M. Shishkov, B. MacNeill, N. Iftimia, G. J. Tearney, R. D. Kamm, B. E. Bouma, and M. R. Kaazempur-Mofrad, “Mechanical analysis of atherosclerotic plaques based on optical coherence tomography,” Ann. Biomed. Eng. 32(11), 1494–1503 (2004).
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S. Song, Z. Huang, and R. K. Wang, “Tracking mechanical wave propagation within tissue using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography: motion artifact and its compensation,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121505 (2013).
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Standish, B.

C. Sun, B. Standish, and V. X. Yang, “Optical coherence elastography: current status and future applications,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(4), 043001 (2011).
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W. A. Berg, D. O. Cosgrove, C. J. Doré, F. K. W. Schäfer, W. E. Svensson, R. J. Hooley, R. Ohlinger, E. B. Mendelson, C. Balu-Maestro, M. Locatelli, C. Tourasse, B. C. Cavanaugh, V. Juhan, A. T. Stavros, A. Tardivon, J. Gay, J.-P. Henry, C. Cohen-Bacrie, and BE1 Investigators, “Shear-wave elastography improves the specificity of breast US: the BE1 multinational study of 939 masses,” Radiology 262(2), 435–449 (2012).
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C. Sun, B. Standish, and V. X. Yang, “Optical coherence elastography: current status and future applications,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(4), 043001 (2011).
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W. A. Berg, D. O. Cosgrove, C. J. Doré, F. K. W. Schäfer, W. E. Svensson, R. J. Hooley, R. Ohlinger, E. B. Mendelson, C. Balu-Maestro, M. Locatelli, C. Tourasse, B. C. Cavanaugh, V. Juhan, A. T. Stavros, A. Tardivon, J. Gay, J.-P. Henry, C. Cohen-Bacrie, and BE1 Investigators, “Shear-wave elastography improves the specificity of breast US: the BE1 multinational study of 939 masses,” Radiology 262(2), 435–449 (2012).
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Tearney, G.

Tearney, G. J.

S. K. Nadkarni, B. E. Bouma, T. Helg, R. Chan, E. Halpern, A. Chau, M. S. Minsky, J. T. Motz, S. L. Houser, and G. J. Tearney, “Characterization of atherosclerotic plaques by laser speckle imaging,” Circulation 112(6), 885–892 (2005).
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W. A. Berg, D. O. Cosgrove, C. J. Doré, F. K. W. Schäfer, W. E. Svensson, R. J. Hooley, R. Ohlinger, E. B. Mendelson, C. Balu-Maestro, M. Locatelli, C. Tourasse, B. C. Cavanaugh, V. Juhan, A. T. Stavros, A. Tardivon, J. Gay, J.-P. Henry, C. Cohen-Bacrie, and BE1 Investigators, “Shear-wave elastography improves the specificity of breast US: the BE1 multinational study of 939 masses,” Radiology 262(2), 435–449 (2012).
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C. Sun, B. Standish, and V. X. Yang, “Optical coherence elastography: current status and future applications,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(4), 043001 (2011).
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J. Ophir, I. Céspedes, H. Ponnekanti, Y. Yazdi, and X. Li, “Elastography: a quantitative method for imaging the elasticity of biological tissues,” Ultrason. Imaging 13(2), 111–134 (1991).
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Zanetti-Dallenbach, R.

M. Plodinec, M. Loparic, C. A. Monnier, E. C. Obermann, R. Zanetti-Dallenbach, P. Oertle, J. T. Hyotyla, U. Aebi, M. Bentires-Alj, R. Y. H. Lim, and C.-A. Schoenenberger, “The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(11), 757–765 (2012).
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W. Qi, R. Chen, L. Chou, G. Liu, J. Zhang, Q. Zhou, and Z. Chen, “Phase-resolved acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11), 110505 (2012).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Illustration of optical coherence micro-elastography on a structured phantom. (a) Sample arm of the imaging system. RP, rigid plate; SP, structured phantom; IW, imaging window; RA, ring actuator; L, Lens; X-Y GM, xy-scanning galvanometer mirrors. Perspective and side-view illustrations of the phantom are also shown. (b) Displacement of the ring actuator and synchronized x-scanning galvanometer-mirror scan pattern. (c) Illustrations of displacement and local strain at two locations in the phantom.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Displacement and (b) strain sensitivity measurements, respectively, for common-path, σ d,cp and σ ε,cp (red), and dual-arm, σ d,da and σ ε,da (blue), configurations of our portable imaging system determined using (a) an adhesive tape phantom and (b) a scattering silicone sample.

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Fig. 3

Signal processing steps used in optical coherence micro-elastography illustrated with experimental data from a structured phantom. (a) Loaded ( C L ) and unloaded ( C U ) complex OCT B-mode frame pairs (q) are acquired within a y-range of ~6 μm. (b) The phase difference, Δ ϕ k , and weighting, W k , are calculated for each pair of B-mode scans, for k=1,3...2q-1 . (c) The weighted-average phase difference, Δ ϕ av , is calculated by averaging q complex quotients, Q k . (d) The unwrapped phase difference is calculated using a three-dimensional phase unwrapping algorithm, described in Section 2.5. Negative phase difference indicates decreasing displacement with depth (Fig. 1(c)). (e) A B-mode micro-elastogram is calculated from the rate of change of the unwrapped phase difference with depth, using weighted least-squares linear regression over axial range, Δz . Increasing negative strain indicates increasing amounts of compression of the sample in response to the load. In the micro-elastogram, the scale is in millistrain, mε. Scales bars, 200 μm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Flowchart for the three-dimensional phase unwrapping algorithm.

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Fig. 5

(a) Three-dimensional OCT perspective view of the phantom obtained from a depth of ~500 μm. (b) Corresponding perspective view of the three-dimensional micro-elastogram displaying the local strain, and a cutaway view revealing a B-mode micro-elastogram through the central region of the inclusion. OCT data are displayed on a log intensity scale and local strain is displayed in millistrain, mε. Scale bars (arrows), 0.5 mm (Media 1).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Optical coherence micro-elastography of malignant human breast tissue. (a) En face OCT image at a depth of ~100 μm. (b) Corresponding en face micro-elastogram. (c) Histology, co-registered with OCT and micro-elastogram. A, adipose; D, duct; M, smooth muscle; T, region densely permeated with tumor; and V, blood vessel. In the micro-elastogram, the scale is in millistrain, mε. The insets show a 2.5× magnification of the blue-dotted boxes. Scale bars in the inset, 0.25 mm. In the micro-elastogram, the scale is in millistrain, mε.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Optical coherence micro-elastography of human breast tissue diagnosed as ductal carcinoma in situ at a depth of ~100 μm. (a) En face OCT image; (b) En face micro-elastogram and; (c) Histology, co-registered with OCT and micro-elastogram. The micro-elastogram presents additional contrast compared to the OCT image. L, lobule; and T, tumor in a duct. In the micro-elastogram, the scale is in millistrain, mε.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Optical coherence micro-elastography of human lymph node tissue. (a) En face OCT image at a depth of ~140 μm. (b) Corresponding en face micro-elastogram. (c) Histology, co-registered with OCT and micro-elastogram. C, capsule; F, follicle; M, medulla; and P, paracortex. In the micro-elastogram, the scale is in millistrain, mε.

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