Imaging systems and methods for displaying fluorescence and visible images

  • US 11,025,867 B2
  • Filed: 11/03/2016
  • Issued: 06/01/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of displaying a colorized luma image comprising:

  • illuminating tissue under observation with white light from a white light illumination source and excitation light;

    simultaneously detecting at an image sensor a color image from reflectance of the white light from the white light illumination source and a fluorescence image produced by illuminating the tissue under observation with the excitation light to simultaneously produce image data comprising both color image data and fluorescence image data;

    computing a luma image from the detected color image data;

    colorizing the luma image based on the detected fluorescence image data; and

    displaying the colorized luma image.

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