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Neural network generation for estimation of tissue optical properties
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Paper Abstract

Monte Carlo Simulations (MCSs) allow for the estimation of photon propagation through media given knowledge of the geometry and optical properties. Previous research has demonstrated that the inverse of this problem may be solved as well, where neural networks trained on photon distributions can be used to estimate refractive index, scattering and absorption coefficients. To extend this work, time-dependent MCSs are used to generate data sets of photon propagation through various media. These simulations were treated as stacks of 2D images in time and used to train convolutional networks to estimate tissue parameters. To find potential features that drive network performance on this task, networks were randomly generated. Generated networks were then trained. The networks were validated using 4-fold cross validation. The consistently performing top 10 networks typically had an emphasis on convolutional chains and convolutional chains ending in max pooling.

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Date Published: 20 February 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11238, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXI, 1123809 (20 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546068
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Eddie Gil, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
SAIC Corp. (United States)
Brett H. Hokr, Radiance Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Joel N. Bixler, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11238:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXI
Bennett L. Ibey; Norbert Linz, Editor(s)

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