3D endoscope system using DOE projector

Ryo Furukawa, Yoji Sanomura, Shinji Tanaka, Shigeto Yoshida, Ryusuke Sagawa, Marco Visentini-Scarzanella, Hiroshi Kawasaki

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Abstract

For effective in situ endoscopic diagnosis and treatment, size measurement and shape characterization of lesions, such as tumors, is important. For this purpose, in the past we have developed a range of 3D endoscopic systems based on active stereo to measure the shape and size of living tissues. In those works, the main shortcoming was that the target area could only be reconstructed at a specific distance from the scope because of off-focus blurring effects and aberrations in the periphery of the field of view. These issues were compounded by the degree of reconstruction instability due to the strong subsurface scattering common in internal tissue. In this paper, we tackle these shortcomings by developing a new micro pattern laser projector to be inserted in the scope tool channel. The new projector uses a Diffractive Optical Element (DOE) instead of a single lens, which solves the off-focus blur. We also propose a new line-based grid pattern with gap coding to counter the subsurface scattering effect. In our experiments on ex vivo human tumor samples, we show that the tissue shapes were successfully reconstructed regardless of depth variance and strong subsurface scattering effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2091-2094
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781457702204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2016Aug 20 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2016-October
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period8/16/168/20/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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