Multi-spectral optical imaging of skin to diagnose malignant melanoma

Ananda Kumar, Atam Dhawan, Patricia Relue, Prabir K. Chaudhuri

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Abstract

An optical imaging device, called the Nevoscope, is used to collect multi-spectral transillumination (MST) images of skin and skin lesions. Multispectral optical transillumination imaging of skin lesions non-invasively determines the depth of invasion along with other crucial parameters such as shape, color and size of the lesion. Due to the inhomogeneity of the skin, light entering the skin can be absorbed or scattered or reflected at the layer boundaries. The combined analysis of the MST images gives information regarding the cell growth pattern within the lesions. Regular MST examination of the skin over time with subsequent analysis of archived images has great potential for early diagnosis of melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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