Analysis of multi-modal optical images of skin-lesions for skin-cancer detection and characterization

Atam P. Dhawan, Nizar Mullani, Sachin Patwardhan

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Optical imaging of skin-lesions for early detection and management of skin-cancers has been of significant interest in dermatology. Though there are optical imaging systems available today, such as the "Dermascope", they largely utilize surface illumination for epiluminescence light microscopy (ELM) imaging. Limitations of surface reflectance based imaging systems have been realized in producing images with important vascular and depth dependent information. We have developed a novel optical imaging system, the Nevoscope, that uses transillumination as to provide images of skin-lesions showing sub-surface pigmentation as well as vascular architecture based blood volume information. This paper presents a Nevoscope transillumination method to acquire vascular architecture information, and compare its performance to epiluminescence imaging method for its ability to measure vascular information for characterization of skin-lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th Int. Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd Int. Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008
Pages62-65
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: May 30 2008May 31 2008

Publication series

Name5th Int. Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd Int. Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008

Other

Other5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2008 in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium and Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, IS3BHE 2008
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period5/30/085/31/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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