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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3400–3402

Manual-scanning optical coherence tomography probe based on position tracking

Jian Ren, Jigang Wu, Emily J. McDowell, and Changhuei Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3400-3402 (2009)

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A method based on position tracking to reconstruct images for a manual-scanning optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe is proposed and implemented. The method employs several feature points on a hand-held probe and a camera to track the device’s pose. The continuous device poses tracking, and the collected OCT depth scans can then be combined to render OCT images. The tracking accuracy of the system was characterized to be about 6 μ m along two axes and 19 μ m along the third. A phantom target was used to validate the method. In addition, we report OCT images of a 54-stage Xenopus laevis tadpole acquired by manual scanning.

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OCIS Codes
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(330.4150) Vision, color, and visual optics : Motion detection
(100.4999) Image processing : Pattern recognition, target tracking

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2009
Published: October 29, 2009

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Jian Ren, Jigang Wu, Emily J. McDowell, and Changhuei Yang, "Manual-scanning optical coherence tomography probe based on position tracking," Opt. Lett. 34, 3400-3402 (2009)

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