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Salem Morsy, Ahmed Shaker, Ahmed El-Rabbany
Airborne Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) systems usually operate at a monochromatic wavelength measuring the range and the strength of the reflected energy (intensity) from objects. Recently, multispectral LiDAR sensors, which acquire data at different wavelengths, have emerged. This allows for recording of a diversity of spectral reflectance from objects. In this context, we aim to investigate the use of multispectral LiDAR data in land cover classification using two different techniques. The first is image-based classification, where intensity and height images are created from LiDAR points and then a maximum likelihood classifier is applied...
April 26, 2017: Sensors
Memi Watanabe, Karen Buch, Akifumi Fujita, Hernán Jara, Muhammad Mustafa Qureshi, Osamu Sakai
The orbit can be affected by unique pathologic conditions and often requires MRI evaluation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the age-related changes in multiple intra-orbital structures using quantitative MRI (qMRI). Thirty-eight subjects (20 males, 18 females; ages 0.5-87 years) underwent MRI with a mixed turbo spin echo sequence. T1 and T2 measurements were obtained within ROI in 6 intra-orbital structures (medial and lateral rectus muscles, medial and lateral retrobulbar fat, lacrimal gland, and optic nerve), and compared with those of corresponding extra-orbital structures (masseter muscle, subcutaneous cheek fat, buccal fat, parotid gland, and frontal white matter)...
April 24, 2017: Orbit
María Victoria Gómez-Gaviro, Evan Balaban, Diana Bocancea, María Teresa Lorrio, María Pompeiano, Manuel Desco, Jorge Ripoll, Juan José Vaquero
The CUBIC tissue clearing protocol has been optimized to produce translucent immunostained whole chicken embryos and embryo brains. When combined with multispectral light sheet microscopy, the validated protocol presented here provides a rapid, inexpensive and reliable method for acquiring accurate histological images that preserve three-dimensional structural relationships with single-cell-level resolution in whole early-stage chicken embryos, and in the whole brains of late-stage embryos.
April 21, 2017: Development
James W Winkelman, Milenko J Tanasijevic, David J Zahniser
CONTEXT: - A novel automated slide-based approach to the complete blood count and white blood cell differential count is introduced. OBJECTIVE: - To present proof of concept for an image-based approach to complete blood count, based on a new slide preparation technique. A preliminary data comparison with the current flow-based technology is shown. DESIGN: - A prototype instrument uses a proprietary method and technology to deposit a precise volume of undiluted peripheral whole blood in a monolayer onto a glass microscope slide so that every cell can be distinguished, counted, and imaged...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jorge Lira
Changes in sea level, wind patterns, sea current patterns, and tide patterns have produced morphologic transformations in the coastline area of Tamaulipas Sate in North East Mexico. Such changes generated a modification of the coastline and variations of the texture-relief and texture of the continental area of Tamaulipas. Two high-resolution multispectral satellite Satellites Pour l'Observation de la Terre images were employed to quantify the morphologic change of such continental area. The images cover a time span close to 10 years...
May 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Shuyun Bi, Huifeng Zhou, Jun Wu, Yu Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Sung-Min Lee, Purnim Dhar, Huandong Chen, Angelo Montenegro, Lauren Liaw, Dongseok Kang, Boju Gai, Alexander V Benderskii, Jongseung Yoon
Ultrathin silicon solar cells fabricated by anisotropic wet chemical etching of single-crystalline wafer materials represent an attractive materials platform that could provide many advantages for realizing high-performance, low-cost photovoltaics. However, their intrinsically limited photovoltaic performance arising from insufficient absorption of low-energy photons demands careful design of light management to maximize the efficiency and preserve the cost-effectiveness of solar cells. Herein we present an integrated flexible solar module of ultrathin, nanostructured silicon solar cells capable of simultaneously exploiting spectral upconversion and downshifting in conjunction with multispectral luminescent waveguides and a nanostructured plasmonic reflector to compensate for their weak optical absorption and enhance their performance...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
Hawraa Haj-Hassan, Ahmad Chaddad, Youssef Harkouss, Christian Desrosiers, Matthew Toews, Camel Tanougast
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer among men and women. Its diagnosis in early stages, typically done through the analysis of colon biopsy images, can greatly improve the chances of a successful treatment. This paper proposes to use convolution neural networks (CNNs) to predict three tissue types related to the progression of CRC: benign hyperplasia (BH), intraepithelial neoplasia (IN), and carcinoma (Ca). METHODS: Multispectral biopsy images of thirty CRC patients were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
Rosalba Calvini, Jose Manuel Amigo, Alessandro Ulrici
Due to the differences in terms of both price and quality, the availability of effective instrumentation to discriminate between Arabica and Robusta coffee is extremely important. To this aim, the use of multispectral imaging systems could provide reliable and accurate real-time monitoring at relatively low costs. However, in practice the implementation of multispectral imaging systems is not straightforward: the present work investigates this issue, starting from the outcome of variable selection performed using a hyperspectral system...
May 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
Maomao Chen, Yuan Zhou, Han Su, Dong Zhang, Jianwen Luo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Ying Jin, Yang Song, Xiangju Qu, Zhenhua Li, Yunjing Ji, Anzhi He
The species concentrations of flame chemiluminescence play important role in combustion diagnostics, such as CH* and C2* of hydrocarbon flame, which can provide specific characteristics in combustion control and monitoring. In order to realize both CH* and C2* chemiluminescence intensity detection in propane-air diffusion flame simultaneously, we present three-dimensional dynamic flame detecting method for species concentration determination. Firstly, quantitative flame chemiluminescence multispectral separation technique based on color cameras coupled with double-channel bandpass filters is adopted for dual channel signal division...
March 6, 2017: Optics Express
Ori Avayu, Euclides Almeida, Yehiam Prior, Tal Ellenbogen
Nanostructured metasurfaces offer unique capabilities for subwavelength control of optical waves. Based on this potential, a large number of metasurfaces have been proposed recently as alternatives to standard optical elements. In most cases, however, these elements suffer from large chromatic aberrations, thus limiting their usefulness for multiwavelength or broadband applications. Here, in order to alleviate the chromatic aberrations of individual diffractive elements, we introduce dense vertical stacking of independent metasurfaces, where each layer is made from a different material, and is optimally designed for a different spectral band...
April 5, 2017: Nature Communications
Ludan Zhao, Ronghui Guo, Qiaomei Sun, Jianwu Lan, Hui Li
The interaction of synthetic azo dye Acid Red 14 with pepsin was studied by fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, circular dichroism and molecular docking. Results from the fluorescence spectroscopy show that Acid Red 14 has a strong capability to quench the intrinsic fluorescence of pepsin with static quenching. Binding constant, number of the binding sites and thermodynamic parameters were measured at different temperatures. The result indicates that Acid Red 14 interact with pepsin spontaneously by hydrogen bonding and van der Waals interactions...
April 5, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
Huajian Liu, Sang-Heon Lee, Javaan Singh Chahl
Images in red-green-blue (RGB) color space need to be transformed to other color spaces for image processing or analysis. For example, the well-known hue-saturation-intensity (HSI) color space, which separates hue from saturation and intensity and is similar to the color perception of humans, can aid many computer vision applications. For high-dimensional images, such as multispectral or hyperspectral images, transformation images to a color space that can separate hue from saturation and intensity would be useful; however, the related works are limited...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
Anant Shinde, Sandeep Menon Perinchery, Vadakke Matham Murukeshan
An optical imaging probe with targeted multispectral and spatiotemporal illumination features has applications in many diagnostic biomedical studies. However, these systems are mostly adapted in conventional microscopes, limiting their use for in vitro applications. We present a variable resolution imaging probe using a digital micromirror device (DMD) with an achievable maximum lateral resolution of 2.7 μm and an axial resolution of 5.5 μm, along with precise shape selective targeted illumination ability...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
Jennifer L Bittner, M Trent Schill, Fairul Mohd-Zaid, Leslie M Blaha
The visual system can be highly influenced by changes to visual presentation. Thus, numerous techniques have been developed to augment imagery in an attempt to improve human perception. The current paper examines the potential impact of one such enhancement, multispectral image fusion, where imagery captured in varying spectral bands (e.g., visible, thermal, night vision) is algorithmically combined to produce an output to strengthen visual perception. We employ ideal observer analysis over a series of experimental conditions to (1) establish a framework for testing the impact of image fusion over the varying aspects surrounding its implementation (e...
2017: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
Yue Cao, Hao Qu, Can Xiong, Changhong Liu, Lei Zheng
Extended exposure to sunlight may give rise to chemical and physical damages of human hairs. In this work, we report a novel method for non-destructive quantification of hair photodamage via multispectral imaging (MSI) technology. We show that the multispectral reflectance value in near-infrared region has a strong correlation with hair photodamage. More specifically, the hair segments with longer growing time and the same hair root segment after continuous ultraviolet (UV) irradiation displaying more severe photodamage observed via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) micrographs showed significantly higher multispectral reflectance value...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ferdinand Knieling, Clemens Neufert, Arndt Hartmann, Jing Claussen, Alexander Urich, Cornelia Egger, Marcel Vetter, Sarah Fischer, Lukas Pfeifer, Alexander Hagel, Christian Kielisch, Rüdiger S Görtz, Dane Wildner, Matthias Engel, Jens Röther, Wolfgang Uter, Jürgen Siebler, Raja Atreya, Wolfgang Rascher, Deike Strobel, Markus F Neurath, Maximilian J Waldner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
James R Mansfield, Paul C Guest, Jared Burks
Some somatic illnesses such as peripheral tumours can present with psychiatric symptoms. Many of these are characterized by changes in biomarkers related to the inflammation or immune response. Here, we describe a multispectral imaging protocol that can be used to phenotype immune and other cell types through simultaneous imaging of multiple proteins in sections of peripheral solid tumours and other tissues. This approach can also be used to assess the spatial organization of these cells within the tissue.
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Randy P Carney, Sidhartha Hazari, Macalistair Colquhoun, Di Tran, Billanna Hwang, Michael S Mulligan, James D Bryers, Eugenia Girda, Gary S Leiserowitz, Zachary James Smith, Kit S Lam
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes, are circulating nanoscale particles heavily implicated in cell signaling, and can be isolated in vast numbers from human biofluids. Study of their molecular profiling and materials properties is currently underway for purposes of describing a variety of biological functions and diseases. However, the large, and as yet unquantified, variety of EV subpopulations differing in composition, size, and likely function, necessitates characterization schemes capable of measuring single vesicles...
March 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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