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Optical information processing system for aiding the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Author(s): Natalie Clark; Narasimha S. Prasad; Michele Ruggiero Banish; Frederick L. Datz; Paul E. Christian
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Paper Abstract

Diagnoses of cancers and pulmonary embolism are performed by visually interpreting medical data on computer graphics displays. Interpretation aids for medical diagnosis and treatment are not available. The optical information processor system presented in this paper can be used as a second opinion in detecting cancers and classifying images; the final diagnosis is made by a physician. The optical information processing system uses a novel spatial multiplexing technique that allows several images to be processed simultaneously using the same spatial light modulator. Simulation results for liquid crystal display operated in a novel amplitude coupled with binary phase mode is described. In addition, simulation results for a phase modulating micro-mirror spatial light modulator are presented. Results using clinical data show that the optical information processing system can yield a diagnosis rate of 86%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243105
Show Author Affiliations
Natalie Clark, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Narasimha S. Prasad, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Michele Ruggiero Banish, SY Technology Inc. (United States)
Frederick L. Datz, Univ. of Utah Medical Ctr. (United States)
Paul E. Christian, Univ. of Utah Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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