Endoscopic subsurface imaging in tissues

S. G. Demos, M. Staggs, H. B. Radousky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The objective of this work is to develop endoscopic subsurface optical imaging technology that will be able to image different tissue components located underneath the surface of the tissue at an imaging depth of up to 1 centimeter. This effort is based on the utilization of existing technology and components developed for medical endoscopes with the incorporation of the appropriate modifications to implement the spectral and polarization difference imaging technique. This subsurface imaging technique employs polarization and spectral light discrimination in combination with image processing to remove a large portion of the image information from the outer layers of the tissue which leads to enhancement of the contrast and image quality of subsurface tissue structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ. Conchello, C.J. Cogswell, T. Wilson
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventThree-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Asquisition and Processin VIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2001Jan 22 2001


OtherThree-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Asquisition and Processin VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Backscattering
  • Polarization
  • Subsurface imaging
  • Tissues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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