Penalized maximum likelihood estimation of lifetime and amplitude images from multi-exponentially decaying fluorescence signals

Jeongtae Kim, Jiyeong Seok, Hwiin Lee, Minyung Lee

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Abstract

We investigated the penalized maximum likelihood estimation of lifetime and amplitude images for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. The proposed method penalizes large variations in the lifetimes and amplitudes in the spatial domain to reduces noise in the images, which is a serious problem in the conventional maximum likelihood estimation method. For an effective optimization of the objective function, we applied an optimization transfer method that is based on a separable surrogate function. Simulations show that the proposed method outperforms the conventional MLE method in terms of the estimation accuracy, and the proposed method yielded less noisy images in real experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20240-20253
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Aug 2013

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