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Hyperspectral retinal imaging with a spectrally tunable light source
Author(s): Robert P. Francis; Karel J. Zuzak; Rafael Ufret-Vincenty
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral retinal imaging can measure oxygenation and identify areas of ischemia in human patients, but the devices used by current researchers are inflexible in spatial and spectral resolution. We have developed a flexible research prototype consisting of a DLP®-based spectrally tunable light source coupled to a fundus camera to quickly explore the effects of spatial resolution, spectral resolution, and spectral range on hyperspectral imaging of the retina. The goal of this prototype is to (1) identify spectral and spatial regions of interest for early diagnosis of diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy (DR); and (2) define required specifications for commercial products. In this paper, we describe the challenges and advantages of using a spectrally tunable light source for hyperspectral retinal imaging, present clinical results of initial imaging sessions, and describe how this research can be leveraged into specifying a commercial product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7932, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications III, 793206 (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873891
Show Author Affiliations
Robert P. Francis, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies (United States)
Karel J. Zuzak, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Digital Light Innovations (United States)
Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. at Dallas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7932:
Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications III
Michael R. Douglass; Patrick I. Oden, Editor(s)

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