Yao Xie

Three-dimensional morphological revealing of human placental villi with common obstetric complications via optical coherence tomography

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Placental villi play a vital role in human fetal development, acting as the bridge of material exchange between the maternal and fetal. The abnormal morphology of placental villi is closely related to placental circulation disorder and pregnancy complications. Revealing placental villi three-dimensional (3D) morphology of common obstetric complications and healthy pregnancies provides a new perspective for studying the role of the placenta and its villi in the development of pregnancy diseases. In this study, we established a noninvasive, high-resolution 3D imaging platform via optical coherence tomography to reveal placental villi 3D morphological information of diseased and normal placentae. For the first time, 3D morphologies of placental villous tree structures in common obstetric complications were quantitatively revealed and corresponding 3D information could visualize the morphological characteristics of the placental villous tree from a more intuitive perspective, providing ...

Hybrid-structure network and network comparative study for deep-learning-based speckle-modulating optical coherence tomography

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT), a promising noninvasive bioimaging technique, can resolve sample three-dimensional microstructures. However, speckle noise imposes obvious limitations on OCT resolving capabilities. Here we proposed a deep-learning-based speckle-modulating OCT based on a hybrid-structure network, residual-dense-block U-Net generative adversarial network (RDBU-Net GAN), and further conducted a comprehensively comparative study to explore multi-type deep-learning architectures' abilities to extract speckle pattern characteristics and remove speckle, and resolve microstructures. This is the first time that network comparative study has been performed on a customized dataset containing mass more-general speckle patterns obtained from a custom-built speckle-modulating OCT, but not on retinal OCT datasets with limited speckle patterns. Results demonstrated that the proposed RDBU-Net GAN has a more excellent ability to extract speckle pattern characteristics and remove s...


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