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Automated stent defect detection and classification with a high numerical aperture optical system

Optical metrology
研发工程经理,光学工程博士,光子学硕士 at Sensofar Metrology | Other articles

Carlos 自 2010 年起开始在 Sensofar 参与开发共聚焦、干涉测量和多焦面叠加技术,自 2018 年起担任研发工程经理一职。他的研究领域是光机系统设计和图像处理。
他在光学工程方面的综合研究工作帮助 Sensofar 研发团队在创新和最高技术水平方面始终保持领先地位。

Automated stent defect detection and classification with a high numerical aperture optical system full article
C. Bermudez,1,2 F. Laguarta,1,3 C. Cadevall,1,2 A. Matilla,2 S. Ibañez,1 R. Artigas1,2
1Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Rambla Sant Nebridi, 10, E-08222 Terrassa, Spain.
2Sensofar-Tech, S.L., (Spain)
3Sensofar-Medical, S.L., (Spain)
Proceedings Volume 10334, Automated Visual Inspection and Machine Vision II; 103340C (2017)
Event: SPIE Optical Metrology, 2017, Munich, Germany

Abstract

Stent quality control is a highly critical process. Cardiovascular stents have to be inspected 100% so as no defective stent is implanted in a human body. However, this visual control is currently performed manually and every stent could need tenths of minutes to be inspected. In this paper, a novel optical inspection system is presented. By the combination of a high numerical aperture (NA) optical system, a rotational stage and a line-scan camera, unrolled sections of the outer and inner surfaces of the stent are obtained and image-processed at high speed. Defects appearing in those surfaces and also in the edges are extremely contrasted due to the shadowing effect of the high NA illumination and acquisition approach. Therefore by means of morphological operations and a sensitivity parameter, defects are detected. Based on a trained defect library, a binary classifier sorts each kind of defect through a set of scoring vectors, providing the quality operator with all the required information to finally take a decision. We expect this new approach to make defect detection completely objective and to dramatically reduce the time and cost of stent quality control stage.

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