Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Volume 5, Issue 8 (August 2012)

ISSN Print: 1937-6871   ISSN Online: 1937-688X

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Novel approach for the automated detection of allergy test using spectral imaging

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DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2012.58053    3,598 Downloads   5,377 Views   Citations


This paper proposes a novel approach for the automatic detection of allergy test (allergy lesion). A hyperspectral microscope system was used to image the test samples which were diagnosed by dermatologist. It was found that allergy of different levels, and healthy skin cells show absorption spectra, which are sufficiently characteristic and yet reproducible enough to allow for differentiation when using a spectroscopic system. Principal components analysis was used to extract relevant features that could be used for classification from these spectra. Preliminary results indicate that the different types of allergy cells can be reliably distinguished by these features. We conclude that hyperspectral microscopic analysis is a promising approach for improving and automating the diagnosis of allergy test as well as another skin lesions.

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Ibraheem, I. (2012) Novel approach for the automated detection of allergy test using spectral imaging. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 5, 416-421. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2012.58053.

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