29 March 2005 Using threshold segmentation methods to measure dynamic vasodilatation in a series of optical images
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Intrinsic optical signals imaging (IOSI) is a novel technique for functional neuroimaging in vivo, especially in the study of cortical spreading depression (CSD). At 550 nm wavelength, the optical images during CSD showed significant vasodilatation of some small arteries in the surface of cortex of rats. In order to quantify the arteries’ diameter change, two kinds of threshold segmentation methods are applied, one is Isodata algorithm thresholding, the other is Otsu’s thresholding. Firstly, we set up a simple model to prove that segmentation of the vessel in a rectangle region could be equally transferred to describe the diameter change. The two methods could automatically select right thresholds for segmentation, so they were suitable for acquiring the dynamic vasodilatation in a series of optical images by computer. Comparing with the traditional method, the new methods were more robust and with high performance. By the methods, we found the vasodilatation could be distinguished as two processes during one CSD episode, a small vasodilatation before the great one that had been commonly reported before. The hemodynamic character during CSD deserves further study. And the methods can be easily applied to the other optical imaging experiments when the vascular dynamic is concerned.
© (2005) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Shangbin Chen, Shangbin Chen, Pengcheng Li, Pengcheng Li, Shaoqun Zeng, Shaoqun Zeng, Qingming Luo, Qingming Luo, } "Using threshold segmentation methods to measure dynamic vasodilatation in a series of optical images", Proc. SPIE 5696, Complex Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics II, (29 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589795; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.589795
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top