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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Snapshot RGB mapping of skin melanin and hemoglobin
Author(s): Janis Spigulis; Ilze Oshina
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Paper Abstract

The concept of snapshot red-green-blue (RGB) multispectral imaging was applied for skin chromophore mapping. Three monochromatic spectral images have been extracted from a single RGB image dataset at simultaneous illumination of skin by 473-, 532-, and 659-nm laser lines. The spectral images were further transformed into distribution maps of skin melanin, oxyhemoglobin, and deoxyhemoglobin, related to pigmented and vascular skin malformations. The performance and clinical potential of the proposed technique are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2015
PDF: 3 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(5) 050503 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.050503
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Ilze Oshina, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)


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