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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Selection of optimal filters for multispectral imaging

Iain B. Styles  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 30, pp. 5585-5591 (2008)

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Preece and Claridge [IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 26, 913 (2004)] have proposed a technique for selecting filters for the maximally accurate recovery of object parameters such as chromophore concentrations from a multispectral image of an object. Their selection criteria are derived from an analysis of a model of light propagation in the object and take into account both errors in the modeling process and errors in the image acquisition process, as well as the inherent behavior and structure of the model. We investigate their method on simulated image data and show that filters selected according to their criteria are demonstrably superior to other choices.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Iain B. Styles, "Selection of optimal filters for multispectral imaging," Appl. Opt. 47, 5585-5591 (2008)

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