Optimization of Infrared Spectral Manipulation for Surgical Visual Aid

  title={Optimization of Infrared Spectral Manipulation for Surgical Visual Aid},
  author={Sildomar Takahashi Monteiro and Kuniaki Uto and Yukio Kosugi and Nobuyuki Kobayashi and Eiju Watanabe},
During a surgical procedure, blood covering the surgical field hinders the surgeon's visual inspection. We propose a novel application of hyperspectral imagery in the biomedical field. We conceived a method to exploit the capabilities of hyperspectral imaging systems in order to provide clearer images of areas covered by blood to the surgeon. We developed a neural network approach to generate a nonlinear combination of spectral reflectance bands in the near infrared region revealing images that… 

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