Recent Advances in Tissue Biomechanics Using Dynamic Optical Coherence Elastography


Recent Advances in Tissue Biomechanics Using Dynamic Optical Coherence Elastography

Hosted By: Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group

1 November 2019, 12:00 - 13:00

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The biomechanical properties of tissues can be dramatically altered by various diseases, such as keratoconus for the cornea and systemic sclerosis for the skin. Therefore, the ability to measure tissue biomechanical properties could provide critical information for assessing its health and detecting disease etiology as well as monitoring disease progression.

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group, Kirill Larin from the University of Houston will overview recent results on development of noncontact dynamic optical coherence elastography (OCE) technique to evaluate the biomechanical properties of the cornea and skin of healthy subjects and those affected by diseases. For example, OCT and OCE can clearly differentiate the healthy and Systemic Sclerosis patients and show strong correlations with the standard clinical evaluation techniques. In addition, the first pilot studies on measuring elastic wave propagation in human subjects will be demonstrated.   

What You Will Learn:

  • Capabilities of dynamic optical coherence elastography (OCE) for non-invasive diagnostics and monitoring of diseases
  • Applications of OCE for differentiation between healthy and diseased ocular and skin tissues
Who Should Attend:
  • Students, Scientists, Doctors who want to learn about OCE or are already working in this field and looking to advance their knowledge about this technique. 

About the presenter

Kirill V. Larin, University of Houston
Kirill V. Larin, University of Houston Image

Kirill Larin is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Houston. He holds joint appointments at the College of Optometry and Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. He received a M.S. in Laser Physics and Mathematics from Saratov State University, Russia. His second M.S. in Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas Medical Branch. His research contributions are in Biomedical Optics, Biophotonics and development and application of optical methods for noninvasive, nondestructive imaging, and diagnostics of tissues and cells. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in ten textbooks on Biomedical Optics. Larin is the recipient of Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s prestigious Presidential Award. He serves as an instructor for short courses on Tissue Optics at SPIE, OSA, and IEEE conferences. He was inducted as a SPIE Fellow in 2015 and OSA Fellow in 2016.