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Mr Rodney Kirk

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

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Year Citation
2018 Li, J., & E. Schartner, S. Musolino, B. Quirk, R. Kirk, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, R. McLaughlin. (2018). Miniaturized single-fiber-based needle probe for combined imaging and sensing in deep tissue. Optics Letters, 43(8), 1682-1685.
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), 106002-1-106002-5.
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.
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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.
DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC7
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.
DOI Scopus28 WoS20 Europe PMC10
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.
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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.
DOI Scopus21 WoS15 Europe PMC6
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.
DOI Scopus28 WoS20 Europe PMC7
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.
DOI Scopus37 WoS32 Europe PMC17
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.
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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.
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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.
DOI Scopus23 WoS14 Europe PMC8
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.
DOI Scopus14 WoS10 Europe PMC6
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.
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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.
DOI Scopus33 WoS29 Europe PMC17
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.
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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.
DOI Scopus58 WoS45 Europe PMC26
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.
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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. In J. Izatt, J. Fujimoto, & V. Tuchin (Eds.), OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AND COHERENCE DOMAIN OPTICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICINE XX Vol. 9697 (pp. 1 page). San Francisco, CA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
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). In R. Alfano, & S. Demos (Eds.), OPTICAL BIOPSY XIV: TOWARD REAL-TIME SPECTROSCOPIC IMAGING AND DIAGNOSIS Vol. 9703 (pp. 1 page). San Francisco, CA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
2015 Villiger, M., Lorenser, D., Quirk, B., Kirk, R., Lippok, N., Bouma, B., . . . Sampson, D. (2015). Polarization sensitive OCT with needle probes. In 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015 (pp. 12-13). Reston, VA: IEEE.
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. In NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS Vol. 22 (pp. 825). Perth, AUSTRALIA: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD.
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. In Proceedings of the 2011 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2011 (pp. 68-72).
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. In 2011 ICO International Conference on Information Photonics, IP 2011 (pp. 2 pages). Ottawa, ON, Canada.
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2011 Kirk, R., McLaughlin, R., Quirk, B., Curatolo, A., & Sampson, D. (2011). 3D visualization of tissue microstructures using optical coherence tomography needle probes. In W. Bock, J. Albert, & X. Bao (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 7753 (pp. 4 pages). Ottawa, CANADA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
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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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