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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: B205–B214

Fourier-domain Jones-matrix mapping of a complex degree of mutual anisotropy in differentiation of biological tissues’ pathological states

Yu. A. Ushenko, L. Yu. Trifonyuk, A. V. Dubolazov, and A. O. Karachevtsev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 10, pp. B205-B214 (2014)

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This article presents the theoretical background of an azimuthally stable method of Jones-matrix mapping of histological sections of a uterine wall biopsy on the basis of spatial-frequency selection of the mechanisms of linear and circular birefringence. The diagnostic application of a new correlation parameter—a complex degree of mutual anisotropy—is analytically substantiated. The method of measuring coordinate distributions of a complex degree of mutual anisotropy with further spatial filtration of their high- and low-frequency components is developed. The interconnections of such distributions with linear and circular birefringence parameters of the uterine-wall-endometrium histological sections are found. The comparative results of measuring the coordinate distributions of a complex degree of mutual anisotropy formed by fibrillar networks of myosin and collagen fibrils of uterus wall tissue of different pathological states—pre-cancer (dysplasia) and cancer (adenocarcinoma)—are shown. The values and ranges of change of the statistical (moments of the first to fourth orders) parameters of complex degree of mutual-anisotropy coordinate distributions are studied. The objective criteria of diagnosing the pathology and differentiation of its severity degree are determined.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2014
Published: March 17, 2014

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Yu. A. Ushenko, L. Yu. Trifonyuk, A. V. Dubolazov, and A. O. Karachevtsev, "Fourier-domain Jones-matrix mapping of a complex degree of mutual anisotropy in differentiation of biological tissues’ pathological states," Appl. Opt. 53, B205-B214 (2014)

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