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Depolarizing spaces for biological tissue classification based on a wavelength combination
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Tissue classification interest is growing due to their numerous applications in the biomedical framework. This increasing interest leads to the rise of alternative techniques in order to enhance the classification accuracy. Polarimetric methods, and in particular, the study of depolarization properties of samples, appear to be an alternative and complementary technique that helps to discriminate between different organic tissues. In fact, depolarization is directly related with the scattering processes produced in biological tissues, providing different responses when studied in different fibre based structures. In the current state of art, there exists different metrics devised to study depolarizing properties of samples and it is not clear which method is the most suitable for tissue classification. By using some of those polarimetric metrics, a compendium of depolarizing spaces can be constructed, composed of three observables each. Such depolarizing spaces stand out over the other existing polarimetric indicators as they allow synthetizing the depolarization content of samples, to provide further analysis of depolarizers. In this work, we compare the effectivity of different depolarizing spaces in order to determine the best space for tissue classification. This is done by using a collection of chicken thigh tissues. In particular, we have measured the Mueller matrix of 120 samples spread around three chicken thigh tissues: tendon, muscle and myotendinous junction. Different tissues have been imaged at different wavelengths (470 nm, 530 nm and 625 nm) to obtain more information and to amplifying the classification sensitivity with this extra channel (wavelength). Finally, we conclude the work by showing the depolarization space providing the best results in terms of tissue classification.

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Date Published: 2 April 2020
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11363, Tissue Optics and Photonics, 113631G (2 April 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2554416
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Albert Van Eeckhout, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Enric Garcia-Caurel, LPICM, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Razvigor Ossikovski, LPICM, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Angel Lizana, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Carla Rodríguez, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Emilio González-Arnay, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Hospital Univ. de Canarias (Spain)
Juan Campos, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11363:
Tissue Optics and Photonics
Valery V. Tuchin; Walter C. P. M. Blondel; Zeev Zalevsky, Editor(s)

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