Distortion correction and cross-talk compensation algorithm for use with an imaging spectrometer based spatially resolved diffuse reflectance system
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Optical spectroscopy of human tissue has been widely applied within the field of biomedical optics to allow rapid, in vivo characterization and analysis of the tissue. When designing an instrument of this type, an imaging spectrometer is often employed to allow for simultaneous analysis of distinct signals. This is especially important when performing spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. In this article, an algorithm is presented that allows for the automated processing of 2-dimensional images acquired from an imaging spectrometer. The algorithm automatically defines distinct spectrometer tracks and adaptively compensates for distortion introduced by optical components in the imaging chain. Crosstalk resulting from the overlap of adjacent spectrometer tracks in the image is detected and subtracted from each signal. The algorithm's performance is demonstrated in the processing of spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectra recovered from an Intralipid and ink liquid phantom and is shown to increase the range of wavelengths over which usable data can be recovered.
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