Optimal Experiment Design for Mono-Exponential Model Fitting: Application to Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Imaging
Journal article, 2015

The mono-exponential model is widely used in quantitative biomedical imaging. Notable applications include apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) imaging and pharmacokinetics.The application of ADC imaging to the detection of malignant tissue has in turn prompted several studies concerning optimal experiment design for mono-exponential model fitting. In this paper, we propose a new experiment design method that is based on minimizing the determinant of the covariance matrix of the estimated parameters (𝐷-optimal design). In contrast to previous methods, 𝐷-optimal design is independent of the imaged quantities. Applying this method to ADC imaging, we demonstrate its steady performance for the whole range of input variables (imaged parameters, number of measurements, range of 𝑏-values). Using Monte Carlo simulations we show that the 𝐷-optimal design outperforms existing experiment design methods in terms of accuracy and precision of the estimated parameters.

Author

Mohammad Alipoor

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Stephan E Maier

University of Gothenburg

Irene Yu-Hua Gu

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Andrew Mehnert

University of Western Australia

Fredrik Kahl

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Imaging and Image Analysis

BioMed Research International

2314-6133 (ISSN) 2314-6141 (eISSN)

Vol. 2015 Article nr 138060- 138060

Subject Categories

Medical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

DOI

10.1155/2015/138060

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Created

10/7/2017