07282723 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 383 patents.

The invention provides methods for processing tissue-derived spectral data for use in a tissue classification algorithm. Methods of the invention comprise application of spectral and/or image masks for automatically separating ambiguous or unclassifiable spectral data from valid spectral data. The invention improves the accuracy of tissue classification, in part, by properly identifying and accounting for spectral data from tissue regions that are affected by an obstruction and/or regions that lie outside a diagnostic zone of interest.

Title
Methods and apparatus for processing spectral data for use in tissue characterization
Application Number
10/418415
Publication Number
7282723 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2003
Publication Date
October 16, 2007
Inventor
Alex Zelenchuk
Stoughton
MA, US
Christopher E Griffin
West Groton
MA, US
Chunsheng Jiang
Reading
MA, US
Ross F Flewelling
Oakland
CA, US
Thomas M Meese
Brookline
MA, US
Kevin T Schomacker
Maynard
MA, US
Agent
Goodwin Procter
Assignee
MediSpectra
MA, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
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