Adaptive-Optics Optical Coherence Tomography Processing Using a Graphics Processing Unit

Shafer, Brandon ;   Kriske, Jeffery ;   Kocaoglu, Omer ;   Turner, Timothy ;   Liu, Zhuolin ;   Lee, John ;   Miller, Donald

Graphics processing units are increasingly being used for scientific computing for their powerful parallel processing abilities, and moderate price compared to super computers and computing grids. In this paper we have used a general purpose graphics processing unit to process adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography (AOOCT) images in real time. Increasing the processing speed of AOOCT is an essential step in moving the super high resolution technology closer to clinical viability.