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Quantification of skin quality through speckle analysis
Author(s): Amrit Lotay; Kim-Kristin K. Buttenschoen; J. M. Girkin
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Paper Abstract

The surface of the skin plays an important role in the diagnosis of many clinical conditions, in relation to ageing and the acceptance of many consumer products. Considerable resource has been applied to skin in terms of cancer diagnosis but the actual surface finish of the tissue has been frequently overlooked. An optical system and associated imaging processing method has been developed which analyses the speckle pattern, recorded on a basic digital imaging system, and provides a quantitative analysis of the surface roughness. Results demonstrate that these measurements can be linked with more qualitative perceptions of skin quality (roughness).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9303, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XI, 93030Q (26 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077616
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Amrit Lotay, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kim-Kristin K. Buttenschoen, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lein Applied Diagnostics (United Kingdom)
J. M. Girkin, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9303:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XI
Hyun Wook Kang; Brian J. F. Wong; Melissa C. Skala; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney; Andreas Mandelis; Nikiforos Kollias; Kenton W. Gregory; Mark W. Dewhirst; Justus F. Ilgner; Alfred Nuttal; Haishan Zeng; Laura Marcu; Claus-Peter Richter, Editor(s)

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