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DSP-based data acquisition and processing system for OCT
Author(s): Gang Li; Wei Shao; Kaijie Wu; Ling Lin
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Paper Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a novel optical imaging technology that provides high-resolution cross-sectional views of subsurface microstructure of biological tissues. It features high sensitivity, noninvasiveness, high resolution of micron scale, probing depth of 2cm for transparent tissue and 1~2mm for highly scattering tissue, and etc. OCT has shown a promising future to become a complement to the conventional imaging techniques in the fields of medicine and biology. But there are still a number of problems should be solved before OCT technology can be applied to practical usage. One of those is the limited imaging speed. In this paper, a high-speed data acquisition and processing (DAP) system for OCT is presented. Built around the high-powered Digital signal Processor (DSP) TMS32OVC5410A, the system is designed to cooperate with a PC to realize the image-scanning control, signal acquisition, data processing, transmission, image reconstruction and display. Superior to conventional data acquisition systems (DAQs), this system implants pre-processing of raw data into DSP, thus reduces the image acquisition time by carrying out the large amount of computation in the DSP, rather than in the PC. In addition, it can present two images with different information at per 2-D scans. And the system can be extended to future diverse applications by loading flexible digital signal processing schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4916, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment, (12 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482930
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Gang Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wei Shao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Kaijie Wu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Ling Lin, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4916:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment
Britton Chance; Mingzhe Chen; Gilwon Yoon, Editor(s)

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