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Multi-spectral mapping of in vivo skin hemoglobin and melanin
Author(s): Dainis Jakovels; Janis Spigulis; Inga Saknite
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Paper Abstract

The multi-spectral imaging technique has been used for distant mapping of in-vivo skin chromophores by analyzing spectral data at each reflected image pixel and constructing 2-D maps of the relative concentrations of oxy-/deoxyhemoglobin and melanin. Instead of using a broad visible-NIR spectral range, this study focuses on narrowed spectral band 500-700 nm, so speeding-up the signal processing procedure. Regression analysis confirmed that superposition of three Gaussians is optimal analytic approximation for the oxy-hemoglobin absorption tabular spectrum in this spectral band, while superposition of two Gaussians fits well for deoxy-hemoglobin absorption and exponential function - for melanin absorption. The proposed approach was clinically tested for three types of in-vivo skin provocations - ultraviolet irradiance, chemical reaction with vinegar essence and finger arterial occlusion. Spectral range 500-700 nm provided better sensitivity to oxy-hemoglobin changes and higher response stability to melanin than two reduced ranges 500-600 nm and 530-620 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7715, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II, 77152Z (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853928
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Dainis Jakovels, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Inga Saknite, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7715:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II
Jürgen Popp; Wolfgang Drexler; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews, Editor(s)

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