April 26, 2011 -- Researchers in Japan recently used optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, high speed acquisition, and FPGAs to create the world's first real-time 3D OCT imaging system with the goal to advance cancer research. The team combined 320 channels, 22 FPGAs, peer-to-peer streaming, and GPUs to achieve real-time 3D OCT imaging, using graphical system design with LabVIEW software, the PXI platform, and NI FlexRIO FPGA hardware to achieve their goal. Further, to achieve real-time imaging, the two primary processing FPGAs in the system compute over 700,000 FFTs every second.
By John Hottenroth. (Hottenroth is with National Instruments Corp.)
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