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Optical screening of hepatitis-B infected blood sera using optical technique and neural network classifier.

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Summary of "Optical screening of hepatitis-B infected blood sera using optical technique and neural network classifier."

In this study we demonstrate the analysis of biochemical changes in the human blood sera infected with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) using Raman spectroscopy. In total, 120 diseased blood samples and 170 healthy blood samples, collected from Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) general hospital, were analyzed. Spectra from each sample of both groups were collected in the spectral range 400-1700 cm. Careful spectral analyses demonstrated significant spectral variations (p < 0.0001) in the HBV infected individuals as compared to the normal ones. The spectral variations presumably occur because of the variations in the concentration of important biomolecules. Variations in spectral signatures were further exploited by using a neural network classifier towards machine-assisted classification of the two groups. Evaluation metrics of the classifier showed the diagnostic accuracy of (0.993), sensitivity ( = 0.992), specificity ( = 0.994), positive predictive value ( = 0.992) and negative predictive value ( = 0.994). The observed variations in the molecular concentration may be important markers of the hepatic performance and can be used in the diagnosis and machine-assisted classification of HBV infection.

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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
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