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dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, Isabel N.-
dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, Pedro-
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Nuno-
dc.identifier.citationPré-Publicações DMUC. 10-20 (2010)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe administration of dyes and subsequent examination, with a colorimetry visual criterium, is a gastroenterology procedure for distinguishing, in endoscopic images, normal and aberrant colonic crypts. These are thought to be possible precursors of colon cancer. In this paper a combined image segmentation and parameter estimation model is proposed for in vivo colonic crypts’ images, obtained with chromoscopic colonoscopy. The parameter estimation is an inverse problem. It is formulated as a partial differential equation constrained optimization problem, and involves an absorption-diffusion equation. A Lagrange multiplier formulation is employed and analyzed for resolving this inverse problem. Using only the segmentation of the medical endoscopic image, which separates normal and aberrant crypts, the mathematical model, proposed in this paper, performs a non invasive mathematical, and dimensionless, quantification of the dye absorption and diffusion coefficients, as well as, the dye absorbed, in normal and aberrant colonic crypts. This mathematical quantification can be important for clinicians, if it is able to provide a distinction between individuals with and without cancer. Numerical simulations, on a test image and on some medical endoscopic images, are presented for the validation and evaluation of the proposed mathematical modelen_US
dc.publisherCentro de Matemática da Universidade de Coimbraen_US
dc.subjectInverse problemen_US
dc.subjectPDE-constrained optimizationen_US
dc.subjectLagrange multiplieren_US
dc.subjectAbsorption-diffusion equationen_US
dc.titleImage-driven parameter estimation in absorption-diffusion models of chromoscopyen_US
degois.publication.titlePré-Publicações DMUCen_US
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item.grantfulltextopen- de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra- de Coimbra- for Mathematics, University of Coimbra-
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