Spectroscopic OCT improves upon the conventional OCT system by processing the entire detected interference signal and extracting spectral information. We implement it as a real-time process using FPGA/DSP based processing hardware. We propose an algorithm based on the Morlet wavelet transform that can be approximated using our existing OCT system and hardware. The spectral information that can be obtained by this system allows for better distinguishing of scattering properties when imaging biological tissue. We also present some of our experimental results to demonstrate the concept. The processing speed achieved by our system allows image generation at approximately the same rate as data acquisition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078037584X
StatePublished - 2002
EventIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452


OtherIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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