The Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (IECS) in collaboration with the Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy of the University of Latvia has started a project entitled “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”. The project is supported by the European Social Fund within the ESF grant No. "2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014".

Scientific manager of the project is Dr.sc.comp. Ints Mednieks. (from 01.10.2013. to 30.06.2015.  scientific manager was Dr.habil.math. Aivars Lorencs)

The general goal of the project is attracting human resources to science by creating a new interdisciplinary scientific group for development of new technologies and devices for acquisition and processing of biomedical images. The group includes physicists, mathematicians, biologists and computer scientists and will focus on non-invasive acquisition and processing of images from skin lesions, heart and blood circulation monitoring as well as processing of various types of biomedical images.

The project time frame is from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015.
The total funding is 349396 LVL, including 323086 LVL from ESF.

28.12.2013. A progress report for the 1st phase (01.09.2013.-30.11.2013.) has been submitted for ESF Project  Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”.

28.03.2014. A progress report for the 2nd phase (01.12.2013.-28.02.2014.) has been submitted for ESF Project Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”.

28.07.2014. A progress report for the 3rd phase (01.03.2014.-30.07.2014.) has been submitted for ESF Project Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”.

28.11.2014. A progress report for the 4rd phase (01.07.2014.-31.10.2014.) has been submitted for ESF Project Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”.

27.03.2015. A progress report for the 5rd phase (01.11.2014.-28.02.2015.) has been submitted for ESF Project Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”.

27.06.2015. A progress report for the 6rd phase (01.03.2015.-31.05.2015.) has been submitted for ESF Project Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”

28.09.2015. A progress report for the 7. phase (01.06.2015.-31.08.2015.) has been submitted for ESF Project Nr.2013/0009/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/014 “Innovative technologies for acquisition and processing of biomedical images”

Presentation:

Aivars Lorencs, Ints Mednieks and Juris Sinica-Sinavskis “Simplified Classification of Multispectral Image Fragments”. Konference "ELECTRONICS 2014", Palanga, Lietuva no 16 līdz 18 jūnijam 2014.

Inga Saknite, Arita Silapetere, Janis Spigulis - "Phantoms used for mapping of skin chromophores by multi-spectral imaging". Konference "Biomedical Optics 2014", 26. - 30. aprīlim 2014.g. Maiami, Floridā, ASV.

Inga Saknite, Dainis Jakovels, Gita Krievina, Janis Spigulis “Diffuse reflectance and fluorescence measurements of skin by multispectral imaging system” 10th international Young Scientist conference "Developments in Optics and Communications ", Rīga, no 9 līdz 12 aprīlim, 2014.g.

Dainis Jakovels, Inga Saknite, Janis Spigulis „ Assessment of changes in skin blood flow by mobile phone and laser illumination” 10th international Young Scientist conference "Developments in Optics and Communications " Rīga, no 9 līdz 12 aprīlim, 2014.g.

Inga Saknite, Dainis Jakovels, Janis Spigulis ”Diffuse reflectance and fluorescence multispectral imaging system for assessment of skin” Konference SPIE Photonics Europe 2014, 14 - 17 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium

Dainis Jakovels, Inga Saknite, Janis Spigulis “Implementation of laser speckle contrast analysis as connection kit for mobile phone for assessment of skin blood flow”. Konference SPIE Photonics Europe 2014, 14 - 17 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium.

Dainis Jakovels, Inga Saknīte, Gita Krieviņa, Janis Zaharans, Janis Spigulis “Mobile phone based laser speckle contrast imager for assessment of skin blood flow”. Eighth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices (AOMD-8), 25-27.Aug. 2014, Rīgā.

M. Tamošiūnas, D.Jakovels, A.Ļihačovs, A.Kilikevičius, J.Baltušnikas, R.Kadikis, S.Šatkauskas “Application of fluorescence spectroscopy and multispectral imaging for non-invasive estimation of GFP transfection efficiency”. Eighth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices (AOMD-8), 25-27.Aug. 2014, Rīgā.

Inga Saknite, Janis Spigulis "Determination of in vivo skin moisture level by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy," SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 7-12, 2015, Sanfrancisko, ASV.

Inga Saknite, Aleksejs Zavorins, Dainis Jakovels, Janis Spigulis, Janis Kisis. “Estimation of rosacea treatment effectiveness by RGB imaging”. 11th International Young Scientist Conference, Developments in Optics and Communications 2015, Latvia, April 8-10, 2015.

Robetrs Kadiķis "Method for registration of multispectral images". 11th International Young Scientist Conference, Developments in Optics and Communications 2015, Latvia, April 8-10, 2015.

Roberts Kadiķis "Registration Method for Multispectral Skin Images". MAREW2015. 25th International Conference Radioelektronika 2015, Pardubice, Chech Republic, April, 21-22, 2015.

D.Jakovels "Benign – atypical nevi discrimination using diffuse reflectance and fluorescence multispectral imaging system". 3rd International Conference on Biophotonics 20.-22.05.2015., Florence, Itālija.

D.Bļizņuks "Mobile platform for online processing of multimodal skin optical images". 3rd International Conference on Biophotonics 20.-22.05.2015., Florence, Itālija.

Publication:

Aivars Lorencs, Ints Mednieks and Juris Sinica-Sinavskis “Simplified Classification of Multispectral Image Fragments” ELECTRONIKA IR ELEKTROTECHNIKA, ISSN 1392-1215, VOL. 20, NO6, 2014, lpp. 136-139.

Inga Saknite, Dainis Jakovels, Janis Spigulis ”Diffuse reflectance and fluorescence multispectral imaging system for assessment of skin” Konference SPIE Photonics Europe 2014, 14 - 17 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium. Proc. of SPIE Vol.9129 lpp. 91293H-1 līdz 91293H-6.

Dainis Jakovels, Inga Saknite, Janis Spigulis “Implementation of laser speckle contrast analysis as connection kit for mobile phone for assessment of skin blood flow”,  SPIE Photonics Europe 2014, 14 - 17 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium, Proc. of SPIE Vol.9129 lpp. 91293I-1 līdz 91293I-8.

M. Tamošiūnas, D.Jakovels, A.Ļihačovs, A.Kilikevičius, J.Baltušnikas, R.Kadikis, S.Šatkauskas “Application of fluorescence spectroscopy and multispectral imaging for non-invasive estimation of GFP transfection efficiency”. Eighth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices (AOMD-8), Proc. of SPIE Vol.9421, 94210M. 25-27. Aug. 2014, Rīgā.

Dainis Jakovels, Inga Saknīte, Gita Krieviņa, Janis Zaharans, Janis Spigulis “Mobile phone based laser speckle contrast imager for assessment of skin blood flow”. Eighth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices (AOMD-8), Proc. of SPIE Vol.9421, 94210J. 25-27. Aug. 2014, Rīgā.

Inga Saknite, Janis Spigulis "Determination of in vivo skin moisture level by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy," . Proc. SPIE, 9332, 93320Y (2015).

Roberts Kadiķis „Registration Method for Multispectral Skin Images” 25th Conference Radioelektronika 2015, April, 21-22, Pardubice, Czech Republic. Pp.232-235.

Aivars Lorencs, Juris Sinica-Sinavskis, Dainis Jakovels, Ints Mednieks “Melanoma-Nevus Discrimination Based on Image Statistics in Few Spectral Channels”, Electronics and Electrical Engineering (Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika), Vol. 22, No2, pp. 66-72, 2016.
http://www.eejournal.ktu.lt/index.php/elt/article/view/12173

Mindaugas Tamošiūnas, Roberts Kadikis Inga Saknīte, Juozas Baltušnikas, Audrius, Kilikevičius, Alexey Lihachev, Ramona Petrovska, Dainis Jakovels, Saulius Šatkauskas “Non-invasive optical diagnostics of EGFP expression in skeletal muscle for comparison of electroporation and sonoporation efficiencies” Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO)  Volume 21, Issue 4, Date Published: 29 April 2016 (PDF: 12 pages) http://biomedicaloptics.spiedigitallibrary.org/article.aspx?articleid=2520123 J. Biomed. Opt. 21(4) 045003 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.4.045003

Patent

LR Patent board 20.08.2015. reg. No. 14998. "Apparatus for differentiation of skin melanoma from non-malignant nevus", Inventors: Aivars Lorencs, Ints Mednieks, Juris Siņica-Siņavskis, Dainis Jakovels, Dmitrijs Bļizņuks. Applicant: Institute of Electronics and Computer Science.