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In Biomedical optics express

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a skin inflammatory disease affecting 10% of the population worldwide. Raster-scanning optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM) has recently shown promise in dermatological imaging. We conducted a comprehensive analysis using three machine-learning models, random forest (RF), support vector machine (SVM), and convolutional neural network (CNN) for classifying healthy versus AD conditions, and sub-classifying different AD severities using RSOM images and clinical information. CNN model successfully differentiates healthy from AD patients with 97% accuracy. With limited data, RF achieved 65% accuracy in sub-classifying AD patients into mild versus moderate-severe cases. Identification of disease severities is vital in managing AD treatment.

Park Sojeong, Saw Shier Nee, Li Xiuting, Paknezhad Mahsa, Coppola Davide, Dinish U S, Ebrahim Attia Amalina Binite, Yew Yik Weng, Guan Thng Steven Tien, Lee Hwee Kuan, Olivo Malini