CBORT 2018 Symposium

The Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation (CBORT) is hosting a one day symposium, Advances in Biomedical Polarimetry with OCT. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the latest PS-OCT instrumentation and signal processing techniques as well as present the use of PS-OCT in numerous biomedical application areas. Faculty specializing in OCT polarimetry techniques have been selected to present on the state-of-the-art in the field and the meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary audience of engineers, physicists, biologists, clinicians, business people and trainees from around the world. Through this interaction, we aim to foster the advancement and translation of PS-OCT technology.

March 12th, 2018
The Starr Center
Boston, Massachusetts


9:00-9:30 Overview and history of PS-OCT
Johannes de Boer, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

9:30-10:00 Single input states PS-OCT, DOPU and retinal imaging
Christoph Hitzenberger, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

10:00-10:30 Jones formalism and retinal PS-OCT
Yoshiaki Yasuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Depth-resolved optic axis imaging
Gang Yao, University of Missouri, USA

11:30-12:00 Mitigating polarization distortions in catheter-based PS-OCT
Martin Villiger, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, USA

12:00-12:30 Imaging diffusion with PS-OCT
Amy Oldenburg, University of North Carolina, USA

Lunch break

01:45-02:15 Visualizing molecular and structural order in living systems
Shalin Mehta, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

02:15-02:40 Opportunities for PS-OCT in cancer imaging
Stephen Boppart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

02:40-03:05 Birefringence microscopy for imaging airway smooth muscle
Melissa Suter, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

03:05-03:30 Combined Full Field Mueller Matrix Polarimetry and PS-OCT
Jessica Ramella-Roman, Florida International University, USA

Coffee break

04:00-04:25 PS-OCT of myocardial infarction in mice
Wang-Yuhl Oh, KAIST, Korea

04:25-04:50 Intravascular polarimetry
Seemantini Nadkarni, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, USA

04:50-05:15 Assessing myelination of peripheral nerves
Benjamin Vakoc, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, USA

05:15-05:40 Applications and future directions of PS-OCT
David Sampson, University of Western Australia

Reception to follow