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Authors Ciucci M, Stein D, Raczkowsky J, Wörn H
Journal Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg Volume: 5 Issue: 4 Pages: 327-33
Publish Date 2010 Jul
PubMed ID 20496169

An endoscope fisheye lens camera calibration model was extended using intuitive vector parameters to describe lens distortion with a fourth degree radial polynomial.An existing algorithm was expanded to the wider domain of applicability of the high endoscopic distorted lenses. By completely decoupling the computation of the camera distortion center obtained using general properties of distortion lines, even strong radial distortion effects can be perturbatively included into a pure perspective first guess zero-distortion solution.A perturbative and iterative solution used to model small amounts of lens distortion can be maintained in case of strong distortion lenses, such as the endoscope fisheye, with satisfactory results.We demonstrated that using an educated guess for the initial solution based on the final location of the lens distortion center, the intuitive vector-based model’s full solution can be iteratively obtained starting from a purely perspective distortion-free first guess solution. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System