Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer with Support Vector Machine Using Multiwavelength Photoacoustic Images

  • Aniket BorkarEmail author
  • Saugata Sinha
  • Nikhil Dhengre
  • Bhargava Chinni
  • Vikram Dogra
  • Navalgund Rao
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1022)


Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is an emerging soft tissue imaging modality which can be potentially used for the detection of prostate cancer. Computer-aided diagnosis tools help in further enhancing the detection process by assisting the physiologist in the interpretation of medical data. In this study, we aim to classify the malignant and nonmalignant prostate tissue using a support vector machine algorithm applied to the multiwavelength PA data obtained from human patients. The performance comparison between two feature sets, one consisting of multiwavelength PA image pixel values and the other consisting of chromophore concentration values are reported. While chromophore concentration values detected malignant prostate cancer more efficiently, the PA image pixels detected the nonmalignant prostate specimens with higher accuracy. This study shows that multiwavelength PA image data can be efficiently used with the support vector machine algorithm for prostate cancer detection.


Photoacoustic imaging Prostate cancer Support vector machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aniket Borkar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saugata Sinha
    • 1
  • Nikhil Dhengre
    • 1
  • Bhargava Chinni
    • 2
  • Vikram Dogra
    • 2
  • Navalgund Rao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringVisvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Imaging ScienceUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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