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Biomed Opt Express. 2012 Oct 1;3(10):2428-35. doi: 10.1364/BOE.3.002428. Epub 2012 Sep 7.

Real-time video mosaicing with a high-resolution microendoscope.

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Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA.

Abstract

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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(110.2350) Fiber optics imaging; (170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology; (170.2150) Endoscopic imaging; (170.3010) Image reconstruction techniques

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