Design parameters for wearable optical imagers

Akin A., Kim S., Pourrezaei K., Chance B., Nioka S.

Conference on Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV, San-Jose, Costa Rica, 21 - 23 January 2001, vol.4250, pp.251-257 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4250
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.434495
  • City: San-Jose
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-257
  • Keywords: breast cancer, photon migration, medical instrumentation, portable image acquisition, TISSUE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


This paper summarizes the design steps that are followed during the development of the portable optical imager for breast cancer screening. The design steps considered the parameters such as total power consumption versus battery weight and size, speed of data acquisition versus cost and complexity of the design (functionality) graphical display versus operating system choice. We have used a single board computer system that uses Windows CE as the real time operating system. This choice was preferred since our graphical display requirements can only be carried out with the CE environment's GUI kernels.