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Novel stent optical inspection 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。

Novel stent optical inspection system full article
C. Bermudez,1,2 F. Laguarta,1 C. Cadevall,1,2 A. Matilla,2 S. Ibañez,3 and R. Artigas1,2
1 Center for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Rambla Sant Nebridi, 10, E-08222 Terrassa, Spain.
2 Sensofar Tech SL, (Spain)
3 Sensofar Medical SL, (Spain)
Imaging and Applied Optics 2016,  OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper AITh2B.3


Stent quality control is a critical process. Coronary stents have to be inspected 100% so no defective stent is implanted into a human body. Skilled operators currently perform the quality process control visually, and every stent could need tens of minutes to be inspected.

In this paper, a novel stent optical inspection system is presented. By the combination of a high numerical aperture microscope, a triple illumination optical system, a rotational stage, and a line-scan camera, unrolled sections of the outer and inner surfaces of the stent are obtained with high resolution at high speed.

We expect with this new approach to make the stent inspection task more objective and to dramatically reduce the time and the overall cost of the stent quality control process.


Carlos Bermudez, Ferran Laguarta, Cristina CadevallAitor Matilla, Sergi Ibañez, and Roger Artigas. Optical stent inspection of surface texture and coating thickness, Proc. SPIE 10110, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV, 1011007 (20 February 2017)

Carlos Bermudez, Ferran Laguarta, Cristina Cadevall, Aitor Matilla, Sergi Ibañez and Roger Artigas. Stent optical inspection system calibration and performance, 2017, Applied Optics Vol. 56, Issue 9, pp. D134-D141

surface texture and coating thickness