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Image blending and speckle noise reduction in multi-beam OCT

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Jon Holmes, Simon Hattersley

Michelson Diagnostics Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Proc. SPIE 7168, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIII, 71681N (February 20, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.808575
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  • Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIII
  • James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin
  • San Jose, CA | January 24, 2009

abstract

At BIOS08, the authors presented a novel multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system that overcomes the problem of limited lateral resolution inherent in single-beam Fourier Domain OCT. We now present image processing algorithms for blending the images from each OCT beam, producing a seamless composite image, and show how the use of multiple beams can produce additional benefits, including speckle noise reduction, leading to improved clinical detail in the results.

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Jon Holmes and Simon Hattersley
"Image blending and speckle noise reduction in multi-beam OCT", Proc. SPIE 7168, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIII, 71681N (February 20, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.808575; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.808575


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