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WP OCT Software

Looking for easy to use yet powerful software for OCT system control, image capture, and processing? WP OCT software offers unique features to support custom system development, using our components or your own. We provide low-level control and access to all the acquired data, giving you all the tools you need to visualize, acquire and process optical coherence tomography (OCT) data. The software offers modes for 2D and 3D visualization and acquisition. The operator gets a live feed of the OCT image and simultaneously a view of the surface of the sample with high-resolution color camera. By positioning the scan arrow on the surface image the location of the OCT scan can be easily selected.

Screenshot of WP OCT software displaying chicken embryo images

The image on the screen can be saved in the working directory by a single mouse click. WP OCT software has a unique record feature that allows user to save the past few frames to the disk. This avoids loss of useful data, and allows brief events to be captured. The WP OCT software not only allows standard image formats like .tiff and .png, but also supports medical device standard DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine).

3D Imaging

WP OCT software allows the user to collect three-dimensional OCT data, up to 1024 x 1024 x 1024 pixels. This volume can be visualized in the preview mode and again with a single click by the user. WP OCT software also has custom features to collect volumes of even larger size when needed. The acquired images can be saved as TIFF stacks or in a volume format like .vti. The images can be loaded back into OCT software for visualization. The visualization features allows for volume rendering from different perspective as well as scanning through different planes of the volume. As in 2D mode, the volume to collect is selected by defining the region in the surface image.

OCT volume of Daphnia

Custom Image Processing Plugins

WP OCT software allows user-defined plugins for the custom image processing methods. These plugins can either be entirely developed by the user or Wasatch Photonics can develop custom methods on user-defined algorithms and specifications. The software comes by default with plugins for standard filtering, stack averaging and segmentation. It is important to note that the software uses the GPU to increase the speed of the processing for faster image display and refresh.

Custom Scan Patterns

The most commonly used method to scan the focused beam for OCT image capture is raster scanning. However, certain scenarios and applications require more complicated scan patterns. WP OCT software not only provides standard raster scanning but also additional scan patterns of interest like circular and spiral scans. In addition, WP OCT software allows the user to define custom patterns programmatically.  This variety in scanning is crucial for researchers looking to push the limits of standard OCT.

Contact us at +1 919-544-7785 or info@wasatchphotonics.com to discuss your specific application or other software needs.

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