Congratulations Chloe!

Chloe successfully defended her Master’s thesisSegmentation of Oral Optical Coherence Tomography with Deep Learning with no revisions, the highest level of pass at Simon Fraser University’s School of Engineering Science.

Chloe developed a four-part neural network pipeline to aid OCT interpretation by providing en face maps of epithelial depth. This allows for rapid identification of the most pathologic region in endoscopic OCT of the oral cavity, which may help identify the best site for biopsy. Chloe’s pipeline demonstrates as-good-as or better agreement than manual assessment between two raters, suggesting strong performance. Further work includes validating this tool on data acquired with a different OCT system to test generalizability.

Endocervical Cancer Screening Study

Screening is one of the most powerful tools we have to improve patient outcomes — earlier diagnoses allow for earlier interventions. Our group is conducting an imaging study examining the endocervical canal, which is hard to assess in traditional colposcopy.

In the most recent addition to the GCI Knowledge Translation Blog, OCIL PhD candidate Jeanie Malone discusses the imaging device used to look for early cancers, precancers, and other areas of concern.

You can read more about this study here.

Optica Biophotonics Optics Congress 2023

Dr. Lane & OCIL trainees presented work at the Optica Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences 2023 here in Vancouver! You can read more about their presentations here:

SPIE Photonics West 2023

OCIL trainees presented work at SPIE Photonics West 2023 in San Francisco, California. You can read more about their presentations here:

Blue Light Shines Brightly As A Highly Useful Oral Cancer Surgery Tool

Fluorescence visualization may drastically reduce local cancer recurrence by helping surgeons better visualize the diseased area around a cancerous lesion. New findings from a study nearly a decade in the making suggest fluorescence visualization during oral cancer surgery drastically improves the accuracy of the removal of cancerous tissue. This significantly reduces local recurrence rates of oral cancer. Learn more here.