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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3278–3290

Bimodal spectroscopy for in vivo characterization of hypertrophic skin tissue : pre-clinical experimentation, data selection and classification

H. Liu, H. Gisquet, W. Blondel, and F. Guillemin  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 3278-3290 (2012)

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This study aims at investigating the efficiency of bimodal spectroscopy in detection of hypertrophic scar tissue on a preclinical model. Fluorescence and Diffuse Reflectance spectra were collected from 55 scars deliberately created on ears of 20 rabbits, amongst which some received tacrolimus injection to provide non-hypertrophic scar tissue. The spectroscopic data measured on hypertrophic and non-hypertrophic scar tissues were used for developing our classification algorithm. Spectral features were extracted from corrected data and analyzed to classify the scar tissues into hypertrophic or non-hypertrophic. The Algorithm was developed using k-NN classifier and validated by comparing to histological classification result with Leave-One-Out cross validation. Bimodal spectroscopy showed promising results in detecting hypertrophic tissue (sensibility 90.5%, specificity 94.4%). The features used for classification were extracted from the autofluorescence spectra collected at 4 CEFS with excitations at 360, 410, and 420 nm. This indicates the hypertrophic process may involve change in concentration of several fluorophores (collagen, elastin and NADH) excited in this range, or modification in volume of explored tissue layers (epidermis and dermis) due to tissue thickening.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

ToC Category:
Spectroscopic Diagnostics

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

H. Liu, H. Gisquet, W. Blondel, and F. Guillemin, "Bimodal spectroscopy for in vivo characterization of hypertrophic skin tissue : pre-clinical experimentation, data selection and classification," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 3278-3290 (2012)

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