Journal of Biomedical Optics
The use of fluorescence video imaging to guide surgery is rapidly expanding, and improvements in camera readout dynamic range have not matched display capabilities. Logarithmic intensity compression is a fast, single-step mapping technique that can map the useable dynamic range of high-bit fluorescence images onto the typical 8-bit display and potentially be a variable dynamic contrast enhancement tool. We demonstrate a ∼4.6 times improvement in image quality quantified by image entropy and a dynamic range reduction by a factor of ∼380 by the use of log-compression tools in processing in vivo fluorescence images.
DSouza, Alisha V.; Lin, Huiyun; Gunn, Jason; and Pogue, Brian W., "Logarithmic Intensity Compression in Fluorescence Guided Surgery Applications" (2015). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 3740.