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Bioimaging and biospectra analysis by means of independent component analysis: experimental results
Author(s): Qun Zhao; Jason Langley; Joonsang Lee; Justin Abell; Yiping Zhao
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Paper Abstract

Analysis of bioimaging and biospectra data has received increasingly attention in recent years. Here we will present two experimental results based on independent component analysis (ICA): differentiation of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles used as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and differentiation of mixed chemical analytes by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The SPIO nanoparticles have been applied extensively as contrast agent in MRI for tracking of stem cells, targeted detection of cancer, due to its biocompatible and biodegradable features. For differentiation of SPIO from the background signal (e.g. interface between air and tissues), the signal voids from multiple sources makes the task very difficult. To solve this problem, we assume that the number of sensors corresponds to the number of acquisitions with different combinations of MR parameters, i.e., longitudinal and transverse relaxation times. For detection of chemical and biological analytes, the SERS approach has drawn more interest because of its high sensitivity. SERS spectra of mixed analytes were acquired at different locations of a silver nanorod array substrate. Due to the nonuniform diffusion and adsorption of the analytes, these spectra have been successfully used to identify the characteristic SERS spectrum of individual analytes. In both the MRI and SERS data, signal source separation (SPIO or mixed chemical analytes from background signal) was performed on a pixel by pixel basis. The ICA was performed by a spatial analysis using the fast ICA method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8058, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering IX, 80580E (4 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887064
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Qun Zhao, The Univ. of Georgia (United States)
Jason Langley, The Univ. of Georgia (United States)
Joonsang Lee, The Univ. of Georgia (United States)
Justin Abell, The Univ. of Georgia (United States)
Yiping Zhao, The Univ. of Georgia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8058:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering IX
Harold Szu, Editor(s)

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