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Hyperspectral imaging for presumptive identification of bacterial colonies on solid chromogenic culture media
Author(s): Mathilde Guillemot; Rony Midahuen; Delpine Archeny; Corine Fulchiron; Regis Montvernay; Guillaume Perrin; Denis F. Leroux
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Paper Abstract

BioMérieux is automating the microbiology laboratory in order to reduce cost (less manpower and consumables), to improve performance (increased sensitivity, machine algorithms) and to gain traceability through optimization of the clinical laboratory workflow. In this study, we evaluate the potential of Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) as a substitute to human visual observation when performing the task of microbiological culture interpretation. Microbial colonies from 19 strains subcategorized in 6 chromogenic classes were analyzed after a 24h-growth on a chromogenic culture medium (chromID® CPS Elite, bioMérieux, France). The HSI analysis was performed in the VNIR region (400-900 nm) using a linescan configuration. Using algorithms relying on Linear Spectral Unmixing, and using exclusively Diffuse Reflectance Spectra (DRS) as input data, we report interclass classification accuracies of 100% using a fully automatable approach and no use of morphological information. In order to eventually simplify the instrument, the performance of degraded DRS was also evaluated using only the most discriminant 14 spectral channels (a model for a multispectral approach) or 3 channels (model of a RGB image). The overall classification performance remains unchanged for our multispectral model but is degraded for the predicted RGB model, hints that a multispectral solution might bring the answer for an improved colony recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9887, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care V, 98873L (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229761
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Mathilde Guillemot, bioMérieux SA (France)
Rony Midahuen, bioMérieux SA (France)
Delpine Archeny, bioMérieux SA (France)
Corine Fulchiron, bioMérieux SA (France)
Regis Montvernay, bioMérieux SA (France)
Guillaume Perrin, bioMérieux SA (France)
Denis F. Leroux, bioMérieux SA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9887:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care V
Jürgen Popp; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews; Francesco Saverio Pavone, Editor(s)

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