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Video-rate dual polarization multispectral endoscopic imaging
Author(s): Anne Pigula; Neil T. Clancy; Shobhit Arya; George B. Hanna M.D.; Daniel S. Elson
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Paper Abstract

Cancerous and precancerous growths often exhibit changes in scattering, and therefore depolarization, as well as collagen breakdown, causing changes in birefringent effects. Simple difference of linear polarization imaging is unable to represent anisotropic effects like birefringence, and Mueller polarimetry is time-consuming and difficult to implement clinically. This work presents a dual-polarization endoscope to collect co- and cross-polarized images for each of two polarization states, and further incorporates narrow band detection to increase vascular contrast, particularly vascular remodeling present in diseased tissue, and provide depth sensitivity. The endoscope was shown to be sensitive to both isotropic and anisotropic materials in phantom and in vivo experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9333, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering IX, 93330N (10 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079726
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Anne Pigula, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Neil T. Clancy, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Shobhit Arya, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
George B. Hanna M.D., Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Daniel S. Elson, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9333:
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering IX
Adam Wax; Vadim Backman, Editor(s)

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