Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) provides more detailed information than red-green-blue (RGB) imaging, and therefore has potential applications in computer-aided pathological diagnosis. This study aimed to develop a pattern recognition method based on HSI, called hyperspectral analysis of pathological slides based on stain spectrum (HAPSS), to detect cancers in hematoxylin and eosin-stained pathological slides of pancreatic tumors. The samples, comprising hyperspectral cubes of 420–750 nm, were harvested for HSI and tissue microarray (TMA) analysis. As a result of conducting HAPSS experiments with a support vector machine (SVM) classifier, we obtained maximal accuracy of 94%, a 14% improvement over the widely used RGB images. Thus, HAPSS is a suitable method to automatically detect tumors in pathological slides of the pancreas.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics