Distortion improvement of capsule endoscope image

Yang-Mang Ou*, Shih Wei Huang, Yung Lin Chen, Chu Hsun Lin, Tai Yung Lin, Y. I.Ting Kuo

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Distortion exists in the present capsule endoscope image resulting from the confined space and the wide-angle requirement [8]. Based on the previous two lens works, the optimal design had obtained that the field of view was about 86 degrees , and MTF was about 18% at 100 1p/mm, but distortion would go to -26%. It's difficult to add another lens on the 7mm optical path between the dome and imaging lenses for improving distortion. In order to overcome this problem, we intend to design the optical dome as another optical lens. The original dome is transparent and has an equal thickness, namely without refracting light almost. Our objective in this paper is to design the inner curvature of the dome and associate two aspheric imaging lenses in front of the CMOS sensors to advance the distortion with maintaining field of view and MTF under the same capsule volume. Furthermore, the paper proposes the real object plane of intestine is nearly a curved surface rather than an ideal flat surface. Taking those reasons under consideration, we design three imaging lenses with curved object plane and obtain the field of view is about 86 degrees , MTF is about 26% at 100 1p/mm, and the distortion improve to -7.5%. Adding the dome lens is not only to enhance the image quality, but also to maintain the tiny volume requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems V
StatePublished - 30 Apr 2007
EventAdvanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems V - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 21 Jan 200727 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceAdvanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Capsule endoscope
  • MTF
  • Wide-angle lens


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