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Parameterization using Fourier series expansion of the diffuse reflectance of human skin to vary the concentration of the melanocytes
Author(s): J. Freddy Narea; Aarón A. Muñoz; Jorge Castro; Rafael A. Muñoz; Caroleny E. Villalba; María F. Martinez; Kelly D. Bravo
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Human skin has been studied in numerous investigations, given the interest in knowing information about physiology, morphology and chemical composition. These parameters can be determined using non invasively optical techniques in vivo, such as the diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. The human skin color is determined by many factors, but primarily by the amount and distribution of the pigment melanin. The melanin is produced by the melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. This research characterize the spectral response of the human skin using the coefficients of Fourier series expansion. Simulating the radiative transfer equation for the Monte Carlo method to vary the concentration of the melanocytes (fme) in a simplified model of human skin. It fits relating the Fourier series coefficient a0 with fme. Therefore it is possible to recover the skin biophysical parameter.

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Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 8785DF (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026247
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J. Freddy Narea, Univ. de Carabobo (Venezuela)
Aarón A. Muñoz, Univ. de Carabobo (Venezuela)
Jorge Castro, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Rafael A. Muñoz, Univ. de Carabobo (Venezuela)
Caroleny E. Villalba, Univ. de Carabobo (Venezuela)
María F. Martinez, Univ. de Carabobo (Venezuela)
Kelly D. Bravo, Univ. de Carabobo (Venezuela)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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