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Thermal damage quantification utilizing tissue birefringence color image analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8329595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Decreased connective tissue or cardiac muscle birefringence in transmission polarizing microscopy is an observable measure of damaged tissue concentration. Accordingly, histologic monochrome images of thermally damaged tissue exhibiting decreased birefringence provide important information about the tissue thermal history. Thus, a damage quantification algorithm based on monochrome tissue images exhibiting decreased birefringence has been developed providing tissue damage values corresponding to estimated temperature distributions. In addition, utilizing 24-bit true color tissue images, epicardial birefringence color variations resulting from thermal exposures may also be observed. Therefore, image segmentation methods are used on the red, green, and blue color image components to isolate the epicardium, similarly allowing damage quantification on this tissue constituent.
T McMurray; J A Pearce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical sciences instrumentation     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0067-8856     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed Sci Instrum     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-17     Completed Date:  1993-08-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0140524     Medline TA:  Biomed Sci Instrum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biomedical Engineering Program, University of Texas, Austin.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / diagnosis*
Heart Injuries / diagnosis*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*

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