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Alternative techniques for high-resolution spectral estimation of spectrally encoded endoscopy
Author(s): Mahta Mousavi; Lian Duan; Tara Javidi; Audrey K. Ellerbee
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Paper Abstract

Spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) is a minimally invasive optical imaging modality capable of fast confocal imaging of internal tissue structures. Modern SEE systems use coherent sources to image deep within the tissue and data are processed similar to optical coherence tomography (OCT); however, standard processing of SEE data via the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) leads to degradation of the axial resolution as the bandwidth of the source shrinks, resulting in a well-known trade-off between speed and axial resolution. Recognizing the limitation of FFT as a general spectral estimation algorithm to only take into account samples collected by the detector, in this work we investigate alternative high-resolution spectral estimation algorithms that exploit information such as sparsity and the general region position of the bulk sample to improve the axial resolution of processed SEE data. We validate the performance of these algorithms using bothMATLAB simulations and analysis of experimental results generated from a home-built OCT system to simulate an SEE system with variable scan rates. Our results open a new door towards using non-FFT algorithms to generate higher quality (i.e., higher resolution) SEE images at correspondingly fast scan rates, resulting in systems that are more accurate and more comfortable for patients due to the reduced image time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9600, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VIII, 96000G (21 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188459
Show Author Affiliations
Mahta Mousavi, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Lian Duan, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Tara Javidi, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Audrey K. Ellerbee, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9600:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VIII
Philip J. Bones; Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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