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Cross-evaluation of facial hyper-pigmentation using fluorescence and polarization color images
Author(s): Eunji Kim; Han Sung Kim; Dongyoun Kim; Eung-Ho Choi; Byungjo Jung
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Paper Abstract

Optical imaging modalities have been utilized as important tools to evaluate skin lesions. Accurate analysis of hyper-pigmentation is important in the evaluation of sun damage, inflammation, and other skin disorders. In this study, both cross-polarization and fluorescent color images were obtained at identical facial skin region and hyper-pigmentation regions were extracted by applying a series of image processing. Cross-polarization image provides subsurface skin information without specular reflection and fluorescence image emphasizes pigmentation in epidermal region. The results were quantitatively evaluated and compared to investigate the difference between two imaging modalities in the evaluation of hyper-pigmentation regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8207, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII, 82070K (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909782
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Eunji Kim, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Han Sung Kim, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Dongyoun Kim, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Eung-Ho Choi, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Byungjo Jung, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8207:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Andreas Mandelis; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Hyun Wook Kang; Henry Hirschberg; Melissa J. Suter; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. Ilgner; Stephen Lam; Bodo E. Knudsen; Steen Madsen; E. Duco Jansen; Bernard Choi; Guillermo J. Tearney; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng; Matthew Brenner; Krzysztof Izdebski, Editor(s)

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