Noninvasive diagnostics supporting system for choroidal melanoma: a pilot study

Ori Kameyama, Yoshihiko Usui*, Keisuke Kimura, Atsushi Nakamura, Takayuki Sota, Hiroshi Goto

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Purpose: To examine the usefulness of a near-infrared hyperspectral imager (NIR-HSI) system in discriminating uveal melanoma from other intraocular tumors. Method: The NIR-HSI, which had been developed as a screening system for age-related macular degeneration, was used to measure near-infrared hyperspectral data (NIR-HSD) of a lesion located at the ocular fundus of 17 Japanese patients, including 5 with choroidal melanoma and 12 with other intraocular tumors. The index was derived from each NIR-HSD. Non-parametric statistical analysis was performed. Results: Diagnostic accuracy of 94.1 % was achieved when the threshold value of the index was set to minimize the average value of false-positive and -negative fractions. Conclusions: The NIR-HSI system is useful as a noninvasive diagnostic supporting system for choroidal melanoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan


  • Choroidal melanoma
  • Near-Infrared hyperspectral imager

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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