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Design and evaluation of an ultra-slim objective for in-vivo deep optical biopsy.

Landau SM, Liang C, Kester RT, Tkaczyk TS, Descour MR - Opt Express (2010)

Bottom Line: To ensure high-quality imaging performance, experimental tests were performed to characterize fiber bundle's light-coupling efficiency and simulations were performed to evaluate the impact of candidate lens materials' autofluorescence.A prototype of NA = 0.4, 250-microm field of view, ultra-slim objective optics was built and tested, yielding diffraction-limited performance and estimated resolution of 0.9 microm.When used in conjunction with a commercial coherent fiber bundle to relay the image formed by the objective, the measured resolution was 2.5 microm.

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Affiliation: University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1630 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. slandau@optics.arizona.edu

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An estimated 1.6 million breast biopsies are performed in the US each year. In order to provide real-time, in-vivo imaging with sub-cellular resolution for optical biopsies, we have designed an ultra-slim objective to fit inside the 1-mm-diameter hypodermic needles currently used for breast biopsies to image tissue stained by the fluorescent probe proflavine. To ensure high-quality imaging performance, experimental tests were performed to characterize fiber bundle's light-coupling efficiency and simulations were performed to evaluate the impact of candidate lens materials' autofluorescence. A prototype of NA = 0.4, 250-microm field of view, ultra-slim objective optics was built and tested, yielding diffraction-limited performance and estimated resolution of 0.9 microm. When used in conjunction with a commercial coherent fiber bundle to relay the image formed by the objective, the measured resolution was 2.5 microm.

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(a) Plots of the predicted PSF at the object surface as well as the results of two methods of estimating experimental PSF at the object surface, (b) Plot of the predicted, theoretical MTF and the experimentally measured MTF. The MTF curves plotted in this figure refer to the image plane of the ultra-slim objective.
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g014: (a) Plots of the predicted PSF at the object surface as well as the results of two methods of estimating experimental PSF at the object surface, (b) Plot of the predicted, theoretical MTF and the experimentally measured MTF. The MTF curves plotted in this figure refer to the image plane of the ultra-slim objective.

Mentions: The experimental LSF/PSF data can be found in Fig. 14(a)Fig. 14


Design and evaluation of an ultra-slim objective for in-vivo deep optical biopsy.

Landau SM, Liang C, Kester RT, Tkaczyk TS, Descour MR - Opt Express (2010)

(a) Plots of the predicted PSF at the object surface as well as the results of two methods of estimating experimental PSF at the object surface, (b) Plot of the predicted, theoretical MTF and the experimentally measured MTF. The MTF curves plotted in this figure refer to the image plane of the ultra-slim objective.
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g014: (a) Plots of the predicted PSF at the object surface as well as the results of two methods of estimating experimental PSF at the object surface, (b) Plot of the predicted, theoretical MTF and the experimentally measured MTF. The MTF curves plotted in this figure refer to the image plane of the ultra-slim objective.
Mentions: The experimental LSF/PSF data can be found in Fig. 14(a)Fig. 14

Bottom Line: To ensure high-quality imaging performance, experimental tests were performed to characterize fiber bundle's light-coupling efficiency and simulations were performed to evaluate the impact of candidate lens materials' autofluorescence.A prototype of NA = 0.4, 250-microm field of view, ultra-slim objective optics was built and tested, yielding diffraction-limited performance and estimated resolution of 0.9 microm.When used in conjunction with a commercial coherent fiber bundle to relay the image formed by the objective, the measured resolution was 2.5 microm.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1630 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. slandau@optics.arizona.edu

ABSTRACT
An estimated 1.6 million breast biopsies are performed in the US each year. In order to provide real-time, in-vivo imaging with sub-cellular resolution for optical biopsies, we have designed an ultra-slim objective to fit inside the 1-mm-diameter hypodermic needles currently used for breast biopsies to image tissue stained by the fluorescent probe proflavine. To ensure high-quality imaging performance, experimental tests were performed to characterize fiber bundle's light-coupling efficiency and simulations were performed to evaluate the impact of candidate lens materials' autofluorescence. A prototype of NA = 0.4, 250-microm field of view, ultra-slim objective optics was built and tested, yielding diffraction-limited performance and estimated resolution of 0.9 microm. When used in conjunction with a commercial coherent fiber bundle to relay the image formed by the objective, the measured resolution was 2.5 microm.

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