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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Optical coherence tomography with online visualization of more than seven rendered volumes per second
Author(s): Joachim Probst; Dierck Hillmann; Eva M. Lankenau; Christian Winter; Stefan Oelckers; Peter Koch; Gereon Hüttmann
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Paper Abstract

Nearly real-time visualization of 3-D volumes is crucial for the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) during microsurgery. With an ultrahigh speed spectral domain OCT coupled to a surgical microscope, on-line display of 7.2 rendered volumes at 87 megapixels per second is demonstrated. Calculating the A-scans from the spectra is done on a quad-core personal computer (PC), while dedicated software for the 3-D rendering is executed on a high performance video card. Imaging speed is practically only limited by the readout of the camera. First experiments show the feasibility of real-time 3-D OCT for guided interventions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(2) 026014 doi: 10.1117/1.3314898
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Joachim Probst, Univ. zu Lübeck (Germany)
Dierck Hillmann, Thorlabs GmbH (Germany)
Eva M. Lankenau, Univ. zu Lübeck (Germany)
Christian Winter, Thorlabs GmbH (Germany)
Stefan Oelckers, MÖLLER-WEDEL GmbH (Germany)
Peter Koch, Thorlabs GmbH (Germany)
Gereon Hüttmann, Univ. zu Lübeck (Germany)

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