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Preliminary results of real-time in-vitro electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) measurements in otolaryngology
Author(s): Michelle D. Conerty; James Castracane; Anthony T. Cacace; Steven M. Parnes; Glendon M. Gardner; Mitchell B. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) is a nondestructive optical evaluation technique that is capable of determining surface and subsurface integrity through the quantitative evaluation of static or vibratory motion. By utilizing state of the art developments in the areas of lasers, fiber optics and solid state detector technology, this technique has become applicable in medical research and diagnostics. Based on initial support from NIDCD and continued support from InterScience, Inc., we have been developing a range of instruments for improved diagnostic evaluation in otolaryngological applications based on the technique of ESPI. These compact fiber optic instruments are capable of making real time interferometric measurements of the target tissue. Ongoing development of image post- processing software is currently capable of extracting the desired quantitative results from the acquired interferometric images. The goal of the research is to develop a fully automated system in which the image processing and quantification will be performed in hardware in near real-time. Subsurface details of both the tympanic membrane and vocal cord dynamics could speed the diagnosis of otosclerosis, laryngeal tumors, and aid in the evaluation of surgical procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209093
Show Author Affiliations
Michelle D. Conerty, InterScience, Inc. (United States)
James Castracane, InterScience, Inc. (United States)
Anthony T. Cacace, Albany Medical College (United States)
Steven M. Parnes, Albany Medical College (United States)
Glendon M. Gardner, Henry Ford Medical Ctr. (United States)
Mitchell B. Miller, Albany Medical College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2395:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V
R. Rox Anderson; Graham M. Watson; Rudolf W. Steiner; Douglas E. Johnson; Stanley M. Shapshay; Michail M. Pankratov; George S. Abela; Lawrence S. Bass; John V. White; Rodney A. White; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; C. Thomas Vangsness, Editor(s)

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