Exploiting scale-invariance: a top layer targeted inverse model for hyperspectral images of wounds
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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OriginalversjonBiomedical Optics Express. 2020, 11 (9), 5070-5091. 10.1364/BOE.399636
Detection of re-epithelialization in wound healing is important, but challenging. Hyperspectral imaging can be used for non-destructive characterization, but efficient techniques are needed to extract and interpret the information. An inverse photon transport model suitable for characterization of re-epithelialization is validated and explored in this study. It exploits scale-invariance to enable fitting of the epidermal skin layer only. Monte Carlo simulations indicate that the fitted layer transmittance and reflectance spectra are unique, and that there exists an infinite number of coupled parameter solutions. The method is used to explain the optical behavior of and detect re-epithelialization in an in vitro wound model.