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Old October 4th, 2001, 09:02 AM   #1
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XL1s for medical imaging

I just got my new XL1s a few days ago, in fact, it is still in the "Christmas Stocking" stage.

I have been using the Canon L1 and L2 for several years as a skin surface imaging system as part of a project to develop new techniques in dermatology and burn repair. After just a few days experimenting with the XL1s it is clear that the L series machines will get a well deserved retirement.

Repeatability of image quality, especially color, is critical in this application. So far, the only other camera that provides this sort of consistency with color is a $15,000.00 Kodak cooled integrating CCD with color wheel! And that only gives still images, no motion.

Curently, our system uses three L1's or L2's, and the big Kodak to obtain the image data necessary for computerized contour analysis. Early tests suggest that three XL1s's can do the entire job. If true, this would result in a per system savings of over $10,000.

And besides, the XL1s is really fun to work with. I am having a ball with this one.

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Old October 4th, 2001, 09:19 AM   #2
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Professor Chuck,

Just curious, how is your camera mounted for medical image use? I can only imagine that it's not being hand held... thanks,

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Old October 4th, 2001, 09:53 AM   #3
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Dermaprobe Facial Contour Mapping Camera

The Dermaprobe camera consists of three Canon L2's a Kodak cooled CCD camera, a digital projector, and a flat screen monitor. All of this is mounted on a framework and sits on a pedistal beside the patient treatment couch.

I will try to send you a picture of the curent system in the next few days.

Chuck Ivie

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