27 August 2003 Interpretation of Mueller matrix images based on polar decomposition and statistical discriminators to distinguish skin cancer
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Proceedings Volume 4961, Laser-Tissue Interaction XIV; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.477687
Event: Biomedical Optics, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The Mueller matrix describes all the polarizing properties of a sample, and therefore the optical differences between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue should be present within the matrix elements. We present in this paper the Mueller matrices of three types of tissue; normal, benign mole, and malignant melanoma on a Sinclair swine model. Feature extraction is done on the Mueller matrix elements resulting in the retardance images, diattenuation images, and depolarization images. These images are analyzed in an attempt to determine the important factors for the identification of cancerous lesions from their benign counterparts. In addition, the extracted features are analyzed using statistical processing to develop an accurate classification scheme and to identify the importance of each parameter in the determination of cancerous versus non-cancerous tissue.
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Jung Rae Chung, Jung Rae Chung, Aimee H. DeLaughter, Aimee H. DeLaughter, Justin S. Baba, Justin S. Baba, Clifford H. Spiegelman, Clifford H. Spiegelman, M. S. Amoss, M. S. Amoss, Gerard L. Cote, Gerard L. Cote, } "Interpretation of Mueller matrix images based on polar decomposition and statistical discriminators to distinguish skin cancer", Proc. SPIE 4961, Laser-Tissue Interaction XIV, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477687; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.477687
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