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Inverse method analysis in optothermal skin measurements
Author(s): Peng Xiao; Robert E. Imhof
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Paper Abstract

We present a new scheme for the inverse analysis of opto- thermal transients that is able to calculate initial temperature profiles from noisy data, despite the ill- conditioning. It is particularly useful for tackling problems where the inhomogeneities of the sample are insufficiently well understood, such as the diffusion of externally applied substances through skin or skin pigment depth profiling. We present the mathematical approach, supported with examples of analyses of in-vivo opto-thermal measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3601, Laser-Tissue Interaction X: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (14 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350018
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Peng Xiao, South Bank Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert E. Imhof, South Bank Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3601:
Laser-Tissue Interaction X: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Steven L. Jacques; David H. Sliney; Gerhard J. Mueller; Gerhard J. Mueller; Andre Roggan; Andre Roggan; David H. Sliney, Editor(s)

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