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Near-infrared hyperspectral imaging of atherosclerotic plaque in WHHLMI rabbit artery
Author(s): Katsunori Ishii; Akiko Kitayabu; Kota Omiya; Norihiro Honda; Kunio Awazu
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) of rabbit atherosclerotic plaque in near-infrared (NIR) range from 1150 to 2400 nm was demonstrated. A method to identify vulnerable plaques that are likely to cause acute coronary events has been required. The object of this study is identifying vulnerable plaques by NIR-HSI for an angioscopic application. In this study, we observed the hyperspectral images of the atherosclerotic plaque in WHHLMI rabbit (atherosclerotic rabbit) artery under simulated angioscopic conditions by NIR-HSI. NIR-HSI system was constructed by a NIR super continuum light and a mercury-cadmium-telluride camera. Spectral absorbance values (log (1/R) data) were obtained in the wavelength range from 1150 to 2400 nm at 10 nm intervals. The hyperspectral images were constructed with spectral angle mapper algorithm. As a result, the detections of atherosclerotic plaque under angioscopic observation conditions were achieved especially in the wavelength around 1200 nm, which corresponds to the second overtone of CH stretching vibration mode. The NIR-HSI was considered to serve as an angioscopic diagnosis technique to identify vulnerable plaques without clamping and saline injection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8565, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX, 85654G (8 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004598
Show Author Affiliations
Katsunori Ishii, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Akiko Kitayabu, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kota Omiya, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Norihiro Honda, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan)
Kunio Awazu, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8565:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX
Andreas Mandelis; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Henry Hirschberg; Hyun Wook Kang; Nikiforos Kollias; Melissa J. Suter; Kenton W. Gregory; Guillermo J. Tearney; Stephen Lam; Bernard Choi; Steen J. Madsen; Bodo E. Knudsen; E. Duco Jansen; Justus F. Ilgner; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Laura Marcu, Editor(s)

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