Diverse imaging technologies are widely used from basic research to clinical diagnostic imaging. Analyzing huge number of images requires a lot of time and skills and limits the diagnostic effectiveness. Matsunaga and his colleagues have successfully developed CARTA (Clustering-Aided Rapid Training Agent), which is an active learning software to classify a large number of images. Several biological and medical image datasets were successfully classified by CARTA. These results demonstrate CARTA's potential impact to realize powerful diagnostic imaging.
JST-SENTAN (Development of Advanced Measurement and Analysis Systems), Technology Development Type, “Development of customized classifying software for bioimaging”
Natsumaro Kutsuna, Takumi Higaki, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Tomoshi Otsuki, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Fujii and Seiichiro Hasezawa. “Active learning framework with iterative clustering for bioimage classification.” Nature Communications, 2012.
About Research :
Sachihiro MATSUNAGA, Ph.D.
Department of Applied Biological Science, Faculty of Science and Technology,
Tokyo University of Science
About Program :
Masae SUGAWARA, Ph.D.
Department of Industry-Academic Alliance, in charge of Advanced Measuring Technology,
Japan Science and Technology Agency