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Developing the world’s first real-time 3D OCT medical imaging system with NI FlexRIO

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susamma.chacko
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re: Developing the world's first real-time 3D OCT medical imaging system with NI FlexRIO
susamma.chacko   6/22/2011 1:31:19 PM
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A very informative article.Optical system will be safe for soft tissues.But how do you manage scattering?are you using pulsed laser?Are you using fan beam? I am sure Optics is the tech of the day Regards, Susamma

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Benchuchu   6/21/2011 3:16:43 AM
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NOT TRUE and misleading title! The FIRST realtime 3D (or 4D)OCT system was developed by the group at Johns Hopkins using GPU for both OCT image reconstruction and volume rendering. While this work uses FPGA for reconstruction and GPU volume rendering [1]. [1] K. Zhang, et al, Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11772-11784, 2010 The FPGA method for OCT reconstruction has also been tried before [2]. [2] T. E. Ustun, et al, Review of Scientific Instruments 79, 114301 (2008).

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DrFPGA   5/22/2011 10:24:27 PM
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Just wait. In a couple of years the digitizers will be integrated into the FPGA. Once you have several high-speed digitizer channels, DSP processing inside the FPGA and high-speed serial ports to send out the processed data the stuff in Figure 2 will shrink down to a single board.

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Max The Magnificent   4/26/2011 8:15:56 PM
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I honestly believe that it won't be all that long before you will be able to go into your doctor's office and they will be able to do a full-body 3D scan in real-time and see things like blood vessels and organs and stuff... When I was a kid you had to go to the hospital for an X-Ray -- not the doctor's have this equipment in their office. The same applied to EKGs and ultrasounds -- things are changing so quickly...

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