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Optical coherence profilometry (OCP) of human skin in vivo
Author(s): G. Ammon; Peter Andretzky; G. Bohn; Gerd Haeusler; Juergen M. Herrmann; Michael W. Lindner
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Paper Abstract

Optical coherence profilometry (OCP) may be a useful tool for medical diagnosis of human skin. Different medical indications show distinct alterations of the skin surface. We measure the 3D shape of the surface of the skin by the use of the 'coherence radar', which is based on short- coherence-interferometry. The measuring uncertainty is less than 3 micrometers . The measuring time takes about 4 seconds. We perform in vivo 3D skin mapping of naked skin without preparation. We describe methods to compensate for the movement of the patient during the measurement. In order to realize the sensor for clinical application a fiber optical implementation is introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3196, Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring III, (13 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.297945
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G. Ammon, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Peter Andretzky, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
G. Bohn, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Gerd Haeusler, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Juergen M. Herrmann, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Michael W. Lindner, Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3196:
Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring III
Hans-Jochen Foth; Renato Marchesini; Halina Podbielska; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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