12 May 1995 Preliminary results of real-time in-vitro electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) measurements in otolaryngology
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Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) is a nondestructive optical evaluation technique that is capable of determining surface and subsurface integrity through the quantitative evaluation of static or vibratory motion. By utilizing state of the art developments in the areas of lasers, fiber optics and solid state detector technology, this technique has become applicable in medical research and diagnostics. Based on initial support from NIDCD and continued support from InterScience, Inc., we have been developing a range of instruments for improved diagnostic evaluation in otolaryngological applications based on the technique of ESPI. These compact fiber optic instruments are capable of making real time interferometric measurements of the target tissue. Ongoing development of image post- processing software is currently capable of extracting the desired quantitative results from the acquired interferometric images. The goal of the research is to develop a fully automated system in which the image processing and quantification will be performed in hardware in near real-time. Subsurface details of both the tympanic membrane and vocal cord dynamics could speed the diagnosis of otosclerosis, laryngeal tumors, and aid in the evaluation of surgical procedures.
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Michelle D. Conerty, Michelle D. Conerty, James Castracane, James Castracane, Anthony T. Cacace, Anthony T. Cacace, Steven M. Parnes, Steven M. Parnes, Glendon M. Gardner, Glendon M. Gardner, Mitchell B. Miller, Mitchell B. Miller, } "Preliminary results of real-time in-vitro electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) measurements in otolaryngology", Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209093; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209093

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