Mr Rodney Kirk

Rodney Kirk
Senior Research Engineer
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Mr Rodney Kirk


Year Citation
2017 Li, J., Quirk, B., Noble, P., Kirk, R., Sampson, D. & McLaughlin, R. (2017). Flexible needle with integrated optical coherence tomography probe for imaging during transbronchial tissue aspiration. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22, 10, -.
2016 Carter, H., Gong, P., Kirk, R., Eshaghian, S., Atkinson, C., Sampson, D. ... Mclaughlin, R. (2016). Optical coherence tomography in the assessment of acute changes in cutaneous vascular diameter induced by heat stress. Journal of Applied Physiology, 121, 4, 965-972.
2016 Allen, W., Chin, L., Wijesinghe, P., Kirk, R., Latham, B., Sampson, D. ... Kennedy, B. (2016). Wide-field optical coherence microelastography for intraoperative assessment of human breast cancer margins. Biomedical Optics Express, 7, 10, 4139-4153.
2016 Villiger, M., Lorenser, D., McLaughlin, R., Quirk, B., Kirk, R., Bouma, B. & Sampson, D. (2016). Deep tissue volume imaging of birefringence through fibre-optic needle probes for the delineation of breast tumour. Scientific Reports, 6, 1, 28771-1-28771-11.
2015 Scolaro, L., Lorenser, D., Madore, W., Kirk, R., Kramer, A., Yeoh, G. ... McLaughlin, R. (2015). Molecular imaging needles: dual-modality optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging of labeled antibodies deep in tissue. Biomedical Optics Express, 6, 5, 1767-1781.
2015 Kirk, R. W., Kennedy, B. F., Sampson, D. D. & McLaughlin, R. A. (2015). Near video-rate Optical coherence elastography by acceleration with a graphics processing unit. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33, 16, 3481-3485.
2013 Pagnozzi, A., Kirk, R., Kennedy, B., Sampson, D. & McLaughlin, R. (2013). Automated quantification of lung structures from optical coherence tomography images. Biomedical Optics Express, 4, 11, 2383-2395.
2013 Lorenser, D., Quirk, B., Auger, M., Madore, W., Kirk, R., Godbout, N. ... McLaughlin, R. (2013). Dual-modality needle probe for combined fluorescence imaging and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography. Optics Letters, 38, 3, 266-268.
2013 Yang, X., Lorenser, D., McLaughlin, R., Kirk, R., Edmond, M., Cather Simpson, M. ... Sampson, D. (2013). Imaging deep skeletal muscle structure using a high-sensitivity ultrathin side-viewing optical coherence tomography needle probe. Biomedical Optics Express, 5, 1, 136-148.
2012 Scolaro, L., Lorenser, D., McLaughlin, R., Quirk, B., Kirk, R. & Sampson, D. (2012). High-sensitivity anastigmatic imaging needle for optical coherence tomography. Optics Letters, 37, 24, 5247-5249.
2012 McLaughlin, R., Yang, X., Quirk, B., Lorenser, D., Kirk, R., Noble, P. & Sampson, D. (2012). Static and dynamic imaging of alveoli using optical coherence tomography needle probes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 113, 6, 967-974.
2012 Yeo, B., McLaughlin, R., Kirk, R. & Sampson, D. (2012). Enabling freehand lateral scanning of optical coherence tomography needle probes with a magnetic tracking system. Biomedical Optics Express, 3, 7, 1565-1578.
2012 McLaughlin, R., Quirk, B., Curatolo, A., Kirk, R., Scolaro, L., Lorenser, D. ... Sampson, D. (2012). Imaging of breast cancer with optical coherence tomography needle probes: Feasibility and initial results. IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 18, 3, 1184-1191.
2012 Curatolo, A., McLaughlin, R., Quirk, B., Kirk, R., Bourke, A., Wood, B. ... Sampson, D. (2012). Ultrasound-guided optical coherence tomography needle probe for the assessment of breast cancer tumor margins. American Journal of Roentgenology, 199, 4, W520-W522.
2011 Quirk, B., McLaughlin, R., Curatolo, A., Kirk, R., Noble, P. & Sampson, D. (2011). In situ imaging of lung alveoli with an optical coherence tomography needle probe. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 16, 3, 036009-1-036009-4.
2011 Lorenser, D., Yang, X., Kirk, R., Quirk, B., McLaughlin, R. & Sampson, D. (2011). Ultrathin side-viewing needle probe for optical coherence tomography. Optics Letters, 36, 19, 3894-3896.
2010 Lau, B., McLaughlin, R., Curatolo, A., Kirk, R., Gerstmann, D. & Sampson, D. (2010). Imaging true 3D endoscopic anatomy by incorporating magnetic tracking with optical coherence tomography: Proof-of-principle for airways. Optics Express, 18, 26, 27173-27180.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Villiger, M., Lorenser, D., McLaughlin, R. A., Quirk, B. C., Kirk, R. W., Bouma, B. E. & Sampson, D. D. (2016). Needle-based polarization-sensitive OCT of breast tumor. Conference on Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XX. J. Izatt, J. Fujimoto & V. Tuchin (Eds.) San Francisco, CA.
2016 Sampson, D. D., Chin, L., Gong, P., Wijesinghe, P., Es'haghian, S., Allen, W. M. ... McLaughlin, R. A. (2016). Parametric approaches to micro-scale characterization of tissue volumes in vivo and ex vivo: Imaging microvasculature, attenuation, birefringence, and stiffness (Conference Presentation). Conference on Optical Biopsy XIV - Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis. R. Alfano & S. Demos (Eds.) San Francisco, CA.
2015 Villiger, M., Lorenser, D., Quirk, B., Kirk, R., Lippok, N., Bouma, B. ... Sampson, D. (2015). Polarization sensitive OCT with needle probes. IEEE Photonics Conference. Reston, VA.
2012 Yang, X., Lorenser, D., Kirk, R., Pinniger, G., Grounds, M., McLaughlin, R. & Sampson, D. (2012). 3D imaging of internal structures of skeletal muscle with an ultrathin side-viewing optical needle probe. 17th International Congress of the World-Muscle-Society (WMS). Perth, AUSTRALIA.
2011 Yang, X., McLaughlin, R., Lorenser, D., Kirk, R., Noble, P. & Sampson, D. (2011). In situ 3D imaging of alveoli with a 30 gauge side-facing optical needle probe.
2011 Kirk, R., McLaughlin, R., Quirk, B., Curatolo, A. & Sampson, D. (2011). 3D visualization of tissue microstructures using optical coherence tomography needle probes. 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. W. Bock, J. Albert & X. Bao (Eds.) Ottawa, CANADA.
2011 Sampson, D. D., Quirk, B. C., Curatolo, A., Scolaro, L., Kirk, R. W., Lorenser, D. ... McLaughlin, R. A. (2011). Microscope-in-a-needle technology for deep-tissue 3D imaging. 2011 ICO International Conference on Information Photonics. Ottawa, ON, Canada.


Date Role Membership Country
2007 - ongoing Member Association for Computing Machinery United States
1992 - ongoing Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers United States
Senior Research Engineer
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