Detection of endometrial lesions by degree of linear polarization maps

Jihoon Kim*, Asgerally Fazleabas, Joseph T. Walsh

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Abstract

Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain and infertility and is characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterine cavity. A novel laparoscopic polarization imaging system was designed to detect endometriosis by imaging endometrial lesions. Linearly polarized light with varying incident polarization angles illuminated endometrial lesions. Degree of linear polarization image maps of endometrial lesions were constructed by using remitted polarized light. The image maps were compared with regular laparoscopy image. The degree of linear polarization map contributed to the detection of endometriosis by revealing structures inside the lesion. The utilization of rotating incident polarization angle (IPA) for the linearly polarized light provides extended understanding of endometrial lesions. The developed polarization system with varying IPA and the collected image maps could provide improved characterization of endometrial lesions via higher visibility of the structure of the lesions and thereby improve diagnosis of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VIII
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2010
EventAdvanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2010Jan 26 2010

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume7555
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherAdvanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/24/101/26/10

Keywords

  • Baboon
  • DOLP
  • Endometriosis
  • Polarization
  • Stokes parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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