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26 February 2019 Augmenting endoscopic instruments with 3D surface imaging
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In this paper, we present a 3D surface imaging technique to re-engineer traditional endoscopy into a quantitatively capable instrument. In our design concept, we demonstrate that, by utilizing two fiber bundle channels and structured light based 3D reconstruction principle, we can obtain the 3D information on a GI tract surface in all most real time fashion. The two fiber bundles are used for pattern light projection and image capture. The implied significance of our design and experiment includes: (a) It is possible to convert the traditional 2D video based endoscope into a 3D endoscope through minimum modifications; and (b) The proposed 3D endoscope allows clinicians to obtain the actual size information on any target of interest during the procedures.
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Steven Yi, Frank Meng, Peter Mui, Fei Xiong, Jonathan A. Leighton, and Francisco C. Ramirez "Augmenting endoscopic instruments with 3D surface imaging ", Proc. SPIE 10868, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVII, 108681J (26 February 2019);


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