INTEGRATION OF INSTRUMENTATION AND PROCESSING SOFTWARE OF A LASER SPECKLE CONTRAST IMAGING SYSTEM

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/etds/774
Author(s):
Carrick, Jacob James
Tags:
Contrast; GUI; Imaging; Laser; Speckle; Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Optics
thesis / dissertation description
Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) has the potential to be a powerful tool in medicine, but more research in the field is required so it can be used properly. To help in the progression of Michigan Tech's research in the field, a graphical user interface (GUI) was designed in Matlab to control the instrumentation of the experiments as well as process the raw speckle images into contrast images while they are being acquired. The design of the system was successful and is currently being used by Michigan Tech's Biomedical Engineering department. This thesis describes the development of the LSCI GUI as well as offering a full introduction into the history, theory and applications of LSCI.