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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2428–2435

Real-time video mosaicing with a high-resolution microendoscope

Noah Bedard, Timothy Quang, Kathleen Schmeler, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 2428-2435 (2012)

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Microendoscopes allow clinicians to view subcellular features in vivo and in real-time, but their field-of-view is inherently limited by the small size of the probe’s distal end. Video mosaicing has emerged as an effective technique to increase the acquired image size. Current implementations are performed post-procedure, which removes the benefits of live imaging. In this manuscript we present an algorithm for real-time video mosaicing using a low-cost high-resolution microendoscope. We present algorithm execution times and show image results obtained from in vivo tissue.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Endoscopes, Catheters and Micro-Optics

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: September 7, 2012

Noah Bedard, Timothy Quang, Kathleen Schmeler, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Real-time video mosaicing with a high-resolution microendoscope," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 2428-2435 (2012)

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